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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Economic accounts

Gross domestic product, income and expenditure, second quarter 2016

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 0.4% in the second quarter, after increasing 0.6% in the first quarter. This was the largest decline in quarterly GDP since the second quarter of 2009.

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Gross domestic product by industry, June 2016

Real gross domestic product rose 0.6% in June, essentially offsetting an equivalent decline in May. Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, manufacturing and utilities were the major contributors to the increase.

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Business, consumer and property services

Food services and drinking places, June 2016

Total sales in the food services and drinking places subsector rose 0.7% in June to $5.4 billion. Prices for food purchased at restaurants increased 2.6% from the same month last year.

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Transportation

Railway carloadings, June 2016

The volume of rail freight carried in Canada totalled 27.8 million tonnes in June, down 7.5% from the same month last year. From June 2011 to June 2016, the total volume of rail freight carried in Canada increased by 9.2%.

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Monthly civil aviation statistics, June 2016

The six Canadian Level I air carriers flew 5.9 million passengers on scheduled and charter services in June, up 5.9% from June 2015.

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Aircraft movement statistics: Major airports, June 2016

In June, there were 505,884 aircraft take-offs and landings at the 91 Canadian airports with NAV CANADA air traffic control towers and flight service stations, compared with 523,061 movements in June 2015.

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Prices and price indexes

Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, July 2016

The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) rose 0.8% in July. Both the couriers (+1.0%) and the local messengers and local delivery (+0.1%) components increased.

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New products

User Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts

Catalogue number Catalogue number13-606-G (HTML)

Aviation: "Monthly Aircraft Movements: Major airports – NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations", June 2016, Vol. 48, no. 22

Catalogue number Catalogue number51-004-X2016022 (HTML)

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