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    Monthly indicators, Québec and Canada

    Key seasonally adjusted economic indicators. Annualized levels.

      
    Québec

    Monthly indicators 2020 2021 2021
         
        Year to date May June July August Sept.

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 357,829 380,180 380,088 383,625      
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 73,956 75,151 75,429 73,795 73,733    
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 80,288 88,339 91,761 90,009 90,105    
    Housing starts (n) 53,364 74,938 67,543 67,738 67,476 56,249 62,909
    Residential building permits (current $M) 13,002 17,624 19,269 16,176 15,769 15,754  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 6,487 9,660 8,877 9,604 8,937 11,565  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 153,253 179,057 175,920 187,722 181,642 186,436  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 142,346 167,203 174,379 175,113 160,191 168,930  
    Retail sales (current $M) 131,293 146,212 148,244 149,646 147,943    
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,039.14 1,066.57 1,073.32 1,061.92 1,054.36    
    Labour force (K) 4,497.8 4,540.1 4,515.3 4,578.6 4,578.7 4,553.3 4,581.0
    Employment (K) 4,099.6 4,244.7 4,219.3 4,291.6 4,299.1 4,288.1 4,319.3
         Full-time (K) 3,387.4 3,506.7 3,503.7 3,499.7 3,515.8 3,527.1 3,553.7
         Part-time (K) 712.3 737.9 715.6 791.9 783.3 761.0 765.6
    Unemployment rate (%) 8.9 6.5 6.6 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.7
    Participation rate (%) 63.8 64.0 63.7 64.5 64.5 64.1 64.5
    Employment rate (%) 58.1 59.8 59.5 60.5 60.6 60.4 60.8
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 132.8 136.7 137.3 137.7 138.5 138.7  
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74.54 79.92 82.47 81.84 79.81 79.35 78.92

      
      
    Canada

    Monthly indicators 2020 2021 2021
         
        Year to date May June July August Sept.

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 1,875,993 1,960,572 1,951,864 1,964,201 1,962,988    
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 533,645 541,324 517,968 553,690 528,884 541,291  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 482,471 524,040 532,301 523,118 535,365 514,987  
    Housing starts (n) 216,652 282,614 284,587 279,061 273,918 262,754 251,151
    Residential building permits (current $M) 67,172 85,435 78,887 85,937 83,223 76,351  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 33,857 37,534 36,431 37,592 35,292 39,622  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 611,217 706,467 701,197 728,824 719,964 723,749  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 754,124 848,787 867,287 859,223 840,697 843,196  
    Retail sales (current $M) 603,533 663,248 646,334 673,609 669,580    
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,096.62 1,129.47 1,135.54 1,122.38 1,133.18    
    Labour force (K) 19,896.6 20,327.9 20,211.6 20,381.5 20,405.3 20,414.1 20,553.0
    Employment (K) 17,999.2 18,733.7 18,559.2 18,789.9 18,883.9 18,974.1 19,131.2
         Full-time (K) 14,753.1 15,302.8 15,252.7 15,219.5 15,302.5 15,371.0 15,564.6
         Part-time (K) 3,246.1 3,430.8 3,306.5 3,570.4 3,581.4 3,603.1 3,566.6
    Unemployment rate (%) 9.5 7.8 8.2 7.8 7.5 7.1 6.9
    Participation rate (%) 64.1 65.0 64.6 65.2 65.2 65.1 65.5
    Employment rate (%) 58.0 59.9 59.4 60.1 60.3 60.5 60.9
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 137.0 140.5 141.0 141.4 142.3 142.6  
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74.54 79.92 82.47 81.84 79.81 79.35 78.92

      
    – The year-to-date levels represent the average of all observable annualized periods. When annual gross value and changes are available, they are presented.
    – Monthly and quarterly data on housing starts are seasonally adjusted independently; quarterly data do not correspond to the average of monthly data.
    – In April 2020, the CMHC's monthly survey was carried out in all Canadian provinces except Québec. As a result, the April 2020 data for Québec is not available and the April 2020 data for Canada excludes Québec.
    – Annual sales of manufactured goods are calculated from the monthly survey.
    – Numbers in bold have been revised since last Friday.
      
    Sources : Institut de la statistique du Québec,
                      Statistics Canada,
                      Mortgage and Housing Corporation (housing starts),
                      Bank of Canada (exchange rates).
     

     

    Update : October 18, 2021
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