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A preview of the historical revision of the Canadian System of National Accounts

This paper provides a preview of the historical (comprehensive) revision of the Canadian System National Accounts to be released beginning in October 2012. The last revision of this scope took place in 1997. The paper highlights the changes resulting from the adoption of SNA2008 which is the revised international standard for national accounting, along with statistical revisions arising from new and improved source data and methodologies. Updates to the classification systems used in the Canadian System of National Accounts are also presented along with a list of changes planned for 2014.