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    Monthly indicators, Québec and Canada

    Key seasonally adjusted economic indicators. Annualized levels.

      
    Québec

    Monthly indicators 2019 2020 2020
         
        Year to date August Sept. October November December

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 377,811 355,470 366,476 370,892 369,213    
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 80,714 73,238 71,752 75,036 75,066 77,300  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 96,922 82,038 83,873 91,257 88,098 88,406  
    Housing starts (n) 47,967 54,066 59,805 52,903 57,969 67,465 56,670
    Residential building permits (current $M) 11,746 12,668 15,225 14,449 14,571 15,057  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 9,652 6,477 6,053 8,154 5,796 6,241  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 169,484 151,832 156,232 159,102 157,992 158,102  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 141,819 143,204 149,164 153,067 150,003 150,905  
    Retail sales (current $M) 131,359 129,410 141,829 142,925 142,216 145,015  
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 965.08 1,035.58 1,049.70 1,045.59 1,057.19    
    Labour force (K) 4,571.7 4,537.0 4,592.6 4,612.8 4,612.2 4,603.4 4,562.7
    Employment (K) 4,339.9 4,139.2 4,194.2 4,270.9 4,258.0 4,273.7 4,256.9
         Full-time (K) 3,520.4 3,426.2 3,430.9 3,476.2 3,498.4 3,513.8 3,505.9
         Part-time (K) 819.5 713.0 763.3 794.7 759.5 760.0 751.0
    Unemployment rate (%) 5.1 8.8 8.7 7.4 7.7 7.2 6.7
    Participation rate (%) 64.8 63.7 64.5 64.7 64.6 64.4 63.8
    Employment rate (%) 61.5 58.1 58.9 59.9 59.7 59.8 59.6
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 131.7 132.8 132.9 132.5 133.1 133.5 133.4
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 75.36 74.54 75.63 75.60 75.67 76.52 78.08

      
      
    Canada

    Monthly indicators 2019 2020 2020
         
        Year to date August Sept. October November December

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 1,980,087 1,868,055 1,896,592 1,912,085 1,920,056    
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 571,025 529,837 540,284 547,517 552,210 561,124  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 540,540 488,633 516,625 522,380 536,541 530,478  
    Housing starts (n) 208,685 217,802 261,483 209,033 229,233 261,152 228,279
    Residential building permits (current $M) 62,113 64,810 67,947 73,016 69,692 76,638  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 40,751 33,656 28,885 41,654 30,511 36,455  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 689,344 607,154 632,639 646,685 647,881 643,964  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 761,812 750,158 788,345 793,687 803,634 809,009  
    Retail sales (current $M) 613,980 602,632 641,765 653,231 653,895 662,321  
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,028.50 1,093.38 1,109.79 1,107.84 1,106.18    
    Labour force (K) 20,199.6 19,947.3 20,138.6 20,302.5 20,370.3 20,350.8 20,308.8
    Employment (K) 19,055.7 18,059.5 18,091.7 18,469.9 18,553.5 18,615.6 18,553.0
         Full-time (K) 15,445.1 14,808.6 14,649.3 14,983.3 15,052.4 15,151.8 15,188.3
         Part-time (K) 3,610.6 3,250.9 3,442.4 3,486.6 3,501.1 3,463.7 3,364.7
    Unemployment rate (%) 5.7 9.5 10.2 9.0 8.9 8.5 8.6
    Participation rate (%) 65.7 64.0 64.6 65.0 65.2 65.1 64.9
    Employment rate (%) 62.0 58.0 58.0 59.1 59.4 59.5 59.3
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 136.0 137.0 137.0 136.9 137.5 137.7 137.4
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 75.36 74.54 75.63 75.60 75.67 76.52 78.08

      
    – 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 : January 26, 2021
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