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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 February March April May June

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 357,829 378,746 376,629 382,665 381,900    
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 73,640 75,664 73,735 77,041 75,251 75,228  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 79,888 87,506 83,360 91,576 87,518 90,939  
    Housing starts (n) 53,364 81,764 89,219 81,284 68,798 68,168 69,565
    Residential building permits (current $M) 13,002 18,755 18,741 20,257 17,214 19,243  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 6,487 9,289 9,512 8,247 11,030 8,506  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 153,253 174,878 173,409 179,630 176,791 175,763  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 142,346 166,491 155,225 169,622 175,326 173,146  
    Retail sales (current $M) 131,293 145,462 149,592 153,323 151,307 147,463  
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,039.14 1,069.29 1,069.88 1,062.51 1,068.81    
    Labour force (K) 4,497.8 4,524.7 4,504.0 4,529.9 4,523.7 4,515.3 4,578.6
    Employment (K) 4,099.6 4,215.9 4,214.7 4,240.6 4,227.3 4,219.3 4,291.6
         Full-time (K) 3,387.4 3,494.0 3,479.8 3,527.2 3,510.9 3,503.7 3,499.7
         Part-time (K) 712.3 721.9 734.9 713.4 716.5 715.6 791.9
    Unemployment rate (%) 8.9 6.8 6.4 6.4 6.6 6.6 6.3
    Participation rate (%) 63.8 63.8 63.6 63.9 63.8 63.7 64.5
    Employment rate (%) 58.1 59.5 59.5 59.8 59.6 59.5 60.5
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 132.8 135.7 135.3 135.4 136.2 137.3  
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74.54 80.20 78.75 79.53 80.03 82.47 81.84

      
      
    Canada

    Monthly indicators 2020 2021 2021
         
        Year to date February March April May June

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 1,876,942 1,969,013 1,959,566 1,985,618 1,978,982    
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 534,363 542,170 545,943 552,497 524,393 517,211  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 482,020 524,046 508,353 548,525 512,809 527,646  
    Housing starts (n) 216,652 293,567 272,866 333,284 275,920 286,296 282,070
    Residential building permits (current $M) 67,172 87,589 83,748 98,437 92,549 77,754  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 33,857 37,368 40,782 34,670 40,835 35,852  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 611,217 693,733 679,593 710,940 698,573 694,299  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 754,124 850,021 828,215 857,111 862,275 866,588  
    Retail sales (current $M) 603,533 659,682 664,127 698,084 659,330 645,382  
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,096.62 1,129.04 1,134.12 1,120.90 1,128.72    
    Labour force (K) 19,896.6 20,263.2 20,196.2 20,351.1 20,267.5 20,211.6 20,381.5
    Employment (K) 17,999.2 18,602.3 18,531.2 18,834.3 18,627.2 18,559.2 18,789.9
         Full-time (K) 14,753.1 15,247.9 15,220.5 15,395.9 15,266.5 15,252.7 15,219.5
         Part-time (K) 3,246.1 3,354.4 3,310.7 3,438.5 3,360.7 3,306.5 3,570.4
    Unemployment rate (%) 9.5 8.2 8.2 7.5 8.1 8.2 7.8
    Participation rate (%) 64.1 64.9 64.7 65.2 64.9 64.6 65.2
    Employment rate (%) 58.0 59.5 59.4 60.3 59.6 59.4 60.1
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 137.0 139.6 138.9 139.6 140.3 141.0  
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74.54 80.20 78.75 79.53 80.03 82.47 81.84

      
    – 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 : July 23, 2021
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