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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Economic accounts

Gross domestic product, income and expenditure, first quarter 2016

Real gross domestic product grew 0.6% in the first quarter, following an increase of 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Gross domestic product by industry, March 2016

Real gross domestic product decreased 0.2% in March, after edging down 0.1% in February. The decline in March came primarily from mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction and retail trade.

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Guides to the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts

As part of Statistics Canada's initiative to provide data users with easy access to statistical concepts, sources and methods, two new guides to the macroeconomic accounts are being released today.

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Business, consumer and property services

Food services and drinking places, March 2016

Sales in the food services and drinking places subsector edged down 0.1% for the second straight month, reaching $5.1 billion in March. Prices for food purchased from restaurants were up 2.6% year over year in March, following a 2.7% increase the previous month.

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Railway carloadings, March 2016

The volume of rail freight carried in Canada totalled 29.4 million tonnes in March, a decrease of 4.8% from the same month last year.

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Prices and price indexes

Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, April 2016

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

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New products

User Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts

Catalogue number Catalogue number13-606-G (HTML)

Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts

Catalogue number Catalogue number13-607-X (HTML)

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