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    Key seasonally adjusted economic indicators. Annualized levels.

      
    Québec

    Quarterly economic accounts 2020 2021 2020 2021
         
        Year to date II III IV I II

    Aggregates in chained $M (2012)
    GDP at market prices 386,096 410,214 351,316 394,595 400,999 408,504 411,924
    Final domestic demand 406,321 425,816 368,769 419,576 419,411 423,058 428,574
         Household final consumption expenditure 229,972 238,713 205,376 238,341 237,086 236,933 240,492
         General governments final consumption expenditure 90,107 94,475 86,096 91,196 92,493 94,157 94,793
         Business gross fixed capital formation 61,720 67,448 53,330 65,297 64,875 66,909 67,987
         General governments gross fixed capital formation 17,435 17,830 16,944 17,868 17,707 17,727 17,932
    Exports of goods and services 164,830 170,440 146,816 166,118 168,899 170,750 170,129
    Imports of goods and services 178,696 185,891 151,567 181,014 185,346 183,950 187,832
    Aggregates in current $M
    GDP at market prices 441,671 484,036 398,617 446,919 462,334 478,813 489,259
    Compensation of employees 246,712 262,904 227,067 252,439 256,879 259,308 266,500
    Net operating surplus of corporations 57,757 70,744 55,897 59,390 58,932 68,584 72,904
    Net mixed income 34,654 36,250 33,184 34,996 35,232 35,996 36,504
    Household disposable income 288,043 292,770 298,726 293,535 290,000 289,231 296,309
    Household net saving 54,979 47,018 90,700 52,071 47,273 46,223 47,813

      

    Other indicators 2020 2021 2020 2021
         
        Year to date III IV I II III

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 357,829 380,180 366,180 372,072 378,595 381,766  
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 73,956 75,857 73,041 76,613 75,898 74,894  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 80,288 88,876 84,917 85,216 86,229 89,731  
    Housing starts (n) 53,364 74,938 58,773 62,241 84,155 71,187 62,417
    Residential building permits (current $M) 13,002 17,624 14,027 15,685 19,106 17,382  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 6,487 9,660 6,846 6,171 8,970 9,957  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 153,253 179,057 156,823 161,362 174,249 180,542  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 142,346 167,203 149,101 149,805 161,320 174,848  
    Retail sales (current $M) 131,293 146,985 142,110 144,288 142,688 149,160  
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,039.14 1,066.57 1,048.83 1,055.19 1,069.46 1,067.91  
    Labour force (K) 4,497.8 4,540.1 4,547.7 4,537.0 4,510.2 4,539.2 4,571.0
    Employment (K) 4,099.6 4,244.7 4,158.0 4,208.9 4,185.8 4,246.1 4,302.2
         Full-time (K) 3,387.4 3,506.7 3,394.6 3,450.9 3,483.3 3,504.8 3,532.2
         Part-time (K) 712.3 737.9 763.4 758.1 702.5 741.3 770.0
    Unemployment rate (%) 8.9 6.5 8.6 7.2 7.2 6.5 5.9
    Participation rate (%) 63.8 64.0 64.4 64.1 63.7 64.0 64.4
    Employment rate (%) 58.1 59.8 58.9 59.5 59.1 59.9 60.6
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 132.8 137.0 132.8 133.3 135.0 137.1 138.8
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74.54 79.92 75.10 76.76 78.96 81.44 79.36

      
      
    Canada

    Quarterly economic accounts 2020 2021 2020 2021
         
        Year to date II III IV I II

    Aggregates in chained $M (2012)
    GDP at market prices 1,990,610 2,074,187 1,837,420 2,004,550 2,049,436 2,077,183 2,071,190
    Final domestic demand 1,992,997 2,085,755 1,824,333 2,030,061 2,051,519 2,083,918 2,087,592
         Household final consumption expenditure 1,113,687 1,148,519 1,005,885 1,138,104 1,140,757 1,148,196 1,148,842
         General governments final consumption expenditure 423,213 444,298 406,966 427,712 433,693 440,999 447,597
         Business gross fixed capital formation 342,661 373,820 303,230 349,703 359,128 374,850 372,790
         General governments gross fixed capital formation 81,653 85,645 77,945 83,171 84,833 86,500 84,789
    Exports of goods and services 607,194 615,326 538,158 616,586 622,798 627,866 602,785
    Imports of goods and services 599,005 634,729 503,359 611,245 628,247 634,848 634,610
    Aggregates in current $M              
    GDP at market prices 2,204,905 2,438,832 2,001,596 2,233,052 2,314,552 2,415,648 2,462,016
    Compensation of employees 1,157,193 1,230,532 1,082,216 1,166,464 1,196,248 1,221,692 1,239,372
    Net operating surplus of corporations 279,518 385,492 229,784 310,316 318,400 384,728 386,256
    Net mixed income 210,283 220,822 203,620 211,684 213,812 218,548 223,096
    Household disposable income 1,404,627 1,447,798 1,488,732 1,411,844 1,402,708 1,431,844 1,463,752
    Household net saving 208,413 196,956 407,964 190,848 167,468 185,576 208,336

      

    Other indicators 2020 2021 2020 2021
         
        Year to date III IV I II III

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 1,875,993 1,960,572 1,892,624 1,930,770 1,960,944 1,959,395  
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 533,645 541,324 544,431 555,631 555,950 530,856  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 482,471 524,040 506,728 520,479 524,307 523,016  
    Housing starts (n) 216,652 282,614 237,567 242,869 294,040 278,170 263,254
    Residential building permits (current $M) 67,172 85,435 69,370 77,051 89,214 85,422  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 33,857 37,534 34,859 33,828 36,717 38,401  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 611,217 706,467 638,006 651,250 692,252 710,423  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 754,124 848,787 786,384 806,285 839,653 862,480  
    Retail sales (current $M) 603,533 666,675 639,156 651,266 664,567 660,163  
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,096.62 1,129.47 1,110.31 1,109.47 1,129.15 1,128.52  
    Labour force (K) 19,896.6 20,327.9 20,101.0 20,285.0 20,239.4 20,286.9 20,457.5
    Employment (K) 17,999.2 18,733.7 18,069.1 18,501.7 18,545.8 18,658.8 18,996.4
         Full-time (K) 14,753.1 15,302.8 14,663.2 15,054.7 15,249.6 15,246.2 15,412.7
         Part-time (K) 3,246.1 3,430.8 3,405.9 3,447.1 3,296.3 3,412.5 3,583.7
    Unemployment rate (%) 9.5 7.8 10.1 8.8 8.4 8.0 7.1
    Participation rate (%) 64.1 65.0 64.7 65.1 64.8 64.9 65.2
    Employment rate (%) 58.0 59.9 58.1 59.4 59.4 59.7 60.6
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 137.0 140.8 137.0 137.5 138.9 140.9 142.6
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74.54 79.92 75.10 76.76 78.96 81.44 79.36

      
    – The year-to-date levels represent the average of all observable annualized periods. When annual gross value and changes are available, they are presented.
    – Due to more frequent updating, the quarterly economic accounts data may differ from those published by Statistics Canada in the Provincial and Territorial Economic Accounts.
    – 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 22, 2021
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