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May 29, 2015

Canadian economic accounts
First quarter 2015 and March 2015

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 0.1% in the first quarter, following growth of 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2014. This was the first negative growth rate of real GDP since the second quarter of 2011. On a monthly basis, real GDP by industry fell 0.2% in March.

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May 29, 2015

Payroll employment, earnings and hours
March 2015

Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $954 in March, little changed from $951 the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, weekly earnings increased by 2.8%.

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May 28, 2015

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes
April 2015

The Industrial Product Price Index declined 0.9% in April, mainly because of lower prices for energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index increased 3.8%, largely as a result of higher prices for crude energy products.

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May 28, 2015

Canada's balance of international payments
First quarter 2015

Canada's current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) expanded again in the first quarter, up $4.4 billion to $17.5 billion. In the financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), foreign investment in Canadian bonds was the largest contributor to the net inflow of funds to the economy.

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