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Friday, September 30, 2016

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Economic accounts

Gross domestic product by industry, July 2016

Real gross domestic product grew 0.5% in July, led by higher output in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector. The rise in July followed a 0.6% increase in June, which had essentially offset an equivalent decline in May.

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Prices and price indexes

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, August 2016

The Industrial Product Price Index declined 0.5% in August, led by lower prices for meat, fish, and dairy products, and energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index fell 0.7%, as a result of lower prices for animals and animal products.

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For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index, second quarter 2016

The For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index was down 0.1% in the second quarter compared with the first quarter. This was the eighth consecutive quarterly decline.

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Computer and peripherals price indexes, August 2016

Prices for desktop and similar computers, laptop and tablet computers, and servers decreased 0.8% in August, as a result of lower prices for laptop computers (-0.9%) and desktop and similar computers (-1.6%).

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Commercial Software Price Index, August 2016

The Commercial Software Price Index (CSPI) decreased 0.1% in August compared with the previous month.

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Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, August 2016

The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) increased 0.2% in August. The couriers component rose 0.3%, while the local messengers and local delivery component decreased 0.3%.

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Business, consumer and property services

Food services and drinking places, July 2016

Total sales in the food services and drinking places subsector rose 1.8% compared with June to $5.5 billion in July, coinciding with strong tourist activity and favourable weather across most of Canada. Prices for food purchased at restaurants increased 2.7% in July from the same month in 2015.

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