System of macroeconomic accounts

Canada's system of macroeconomic accounts (CSMA) is a set of accounts (or economic statistical statements), each one providing an aggregated portrait of economic activity during a given period. Each account differentiates itself from the others by providing a different perspective of the economy, whether it be industrial, sectoral, financial, or environmental or whether it measures production, the generation and distribution of income, use of income, capital formation, financing activity, wealth positions or our engagements with the rest of the world.

Because these accounts all use a common set of definitions, concepts and classifications, and are explicitly related to each other, they form an integrated system. As a result, the economic stories assembled from the CSMA statistics are coherent and credible. The latter reflects the enhanced quality inherent in an integrated system.

The CSMA is built using three main international macroeconomic accounting frameworks… (more)

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  • Real gross domestic product
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  • Current account balance
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  • Productivity
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  • Tourism demand
    2nd quarter 2016, $ billion
  • Household net worth
    2nd quarter 2016, % growth
  • Natural resource wealth
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