Table 2 
Current account – Seasonally adjusted 

Current account – Seasonally adjusted
  Third quarter 2015 Fourth quarter 2015 First quarter 2016 Second quarter 2016 Third quarter 2016 2014 2015
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars
Current account receipts 185,797 182,864 181,641 176,887 183,488 722,535 729,457
Goods and services 159,786 157,390 156,848 150,562 156,975 626,279 627,236
Goods 134,034 131,345 130,348 124,192 130,111 528,401 524,940
Services 25,752 26,046 26,500 26,370 26,863 97,878 102,296
Travel 5,320 5,413 5,782 5,907 6,143 19,623 21,179
Transportation 3,950 3,935 4,026 3,988 4,124 15,171 15,606
Commercial services 16,101 16,307 16,292 16,088 16,204 61,560 63,946
Government services 381 391 400 387 392 1,523 1,565
Primary income 22,985 22,895 22,123 23,064 23,652 85,539 91,097
Compensation of employees 431 436 443 442 445 1,448 1,692
Investment income 22,553 22,459 21,680 22,622 23,207 84,091 89,405
Direct investment 12,851 12,263 11,538 12,224 12,219 51,524 51,764
Interest 1,389 1,559 1,265 1,275 1,327 4,356 5,484
Profits 11,462 10,704 10,274 10,949 10,892 47,168 46,280
Portfolio investment 7,506 7,801 7,866 7,848 7,995 25,754 29,272
Interest on debt securities 2,347 2,428 2,561 2,677 2,754 7,387 9,017
Dividends on equity and investment fund shares 5,159 5,374 5,304 5,171 5,241 18,367 20,255
Other investment 2,196 2,394 2,276 2,550 2,993 6,814 8,369
Secondary income 3,027 2,579 2,670 3,261 2,861 10,717 11,123
Private transfers 934 939 977 1,644 943 3,401 3,687
Government transfers 2,093 1,640 1,693 1,617 1,918 7,317 7,437
Current account payments 202,110 199,458 198,686 195,904 201,787 770,741 797,009
Goods and services 171,064 168,601 169,040 167,069 170,595 646,555 674,693
Goods 139,337 136,611 136,920 135,251 138,441 524,551 547,942
Services 31,727 31,990 32,120 31,818 32,154 122,004 126,751
Travel 9,460 9,557 9,490 9,510 9,615 38,005 38,515
Transportation 6,501 6,390 6,457 6,383 6,489 25,000 25,826
Commercial services 15,470 15,748 15,880 15,626 15,747 57,841 61,234
Government services 296 294 293 299 303 1,158 1,176
Primary income 27,165 27,040 25,880 25,352 27,577 110,186 107,586
Compensation of employees 908 906 901 908 902 3,709 3,652
Investment income 26,257 26,134 24,979 24,444 26,675 106,477 103,934
Direct investment 10,399 10,569 9,022 8,842 10,253 52,025 43,121
Interest 1,151 1,188 1,093 1,064 1,073 4,674 4,571
Profits 9,248 9,381 7,928 7,778 9,180 47,351 38,550
Portfolio investment 13,135 13,250 13,376 12,984 13,281 46,902 51,601
Interest on debt securities 9,613 9,761 9,857 9,476 9,692 33,442 37,605
Dividends on equity and investment fund shares 3,522 3,489 3,519 3,508 3,588 13,460 13,996
Other investment 2,723 2,314 2,581 2,619 3,142 7,550 9,213
Secondary income 3,882 3,817 3,766 3,483 3,614 14,000 14,730
Private transfers 2,414 2,475 2,377 2,392 2,399 9,255 9,583
Government transfers 1,467 1,343 1,390 1,091 1,215 4,745 5,147
Current account balances -16,313 -16,595 -17,045 -19,017 -18,299 -48,206 -67,552
Goods and services -11,278 -11,211 -12,192 -16,506 -13,621 -20,277 -47,457
Goods -5,304 -5,266 -6,572 -11,059 -8,330 3,850 -23,002
Services -5,974 -5,945 -5,620 -5,448 -5,291 -24,126 -24,455
Travel -4,141 -4,145 -3,709 -3,603 -3,472 -18,382 -17,336
Transportation -2,551 -2,456 -2,431 -2,395 -2,365 -9,828 -10,221
Commercial services 631 559 413 462 457 3,719 2,713
Government services 86 97 107 88 89 365 389
Primary income -4,181 -4,145 -3,757 -2,289 -3,925 -24,647 -16,489
Compensation of employees -477 -470 -458 -466 -457 -2,261 -1,960
Investment income -3,704 -3,675 -3,299 -1,823 -3,468 -22,386 -14,529
Direct investment 2,453 1,694 2,517 3,383 1,966 -502 8,643
Interest 239 371 171 212 254 -319 913
Profits 2,214 1,323 2,345 3,171 1,712 -183 7,730
Portfolio investment -5,629 -5,449 -5,510 -5,136 -5,285 -21,148 -22,329
Interest on debt securities -7,266 -7,334 -7,296 -6,799 -6,938 -26,055 -28,588
Dividends on equity and investment fund shares 1,637 1,885 1,786 1,663 1,652 4,907 6,259
Other investment -527 80 -306 -69 -149 -736 -844
Secondary income -854 -1,239 -1,096 -222 -753 -3,283 -3,606
Private transfers -1,481 -1,536 -1,399 -748 -1,456 -5,855 -5,896
Government transfers 626 297 303 526 703 2,572 2,289
Source(s):
CANSIM tables 376-0101 and 376-0105.
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