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|Period of latest data||Latest data||Change, previous period||Change, previous year|
|Gross domestic product ($ billions chained, 2007)1||Mar/13||1,571.7||0.2%||1.7%|
|Leading indicator (1992=100)||Apr/12||265.8||0.3%||4.9%|
|Operating profits of enterprises ($ billions)||Q1/13||74.0||-1.2%||-3.3%|
|Capacity utilization rate (%)2||Q1/13||81.1||0.6†||0.4†|
|Retail trade ($ billions)||Mar/13||39.5||0.0%||1.1%|
|Wholesale trade ($ billions)||Mar/13||49.1||0.3%||1.0%|
|Unemployment rate (%)||May/13||7.1||-1.4%||-2.7%|
|Average weekly earnings ($)||Mar/13||914.8||0.7%||3.1%|
|Regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries (thousands)||Mar/13||523.7||-1.0%||-8.1%|
|Merchandise exports ($ billions)||Apr/13||40.3||-0.2%||3.9%|
|Merchandise imports ($ billions)||Apr/13||40.8||1.2%||3.5%|
|Merchandise trade balance (all figures in $ billions)||Apr/13||-0.6||-0.6||0.1|
|Sales ($ billions)||Apr/13||48.2||-2.4%||-3.3%|
|New orders ($ billions)||Apr/13||48.1||-0.9%||-2.1%|
|Unfilled orders ($ billions)||Apr/13||70.9||-0.1%||7.7%|
|Consumer Price Index (2002=100)||Apr/13||122.7||-0.2%||0.4%|
|Industrial Product Price Index (2002=100)||Apr/13||115.8||-0.8%||0.0%|
|Raw Materials Price Index (2002=100)||Apr/13||162.1||-2.2%||-1.9%|
|New Housing Price Index (2007=100)||Apr/13||109.6||0.2%||2.0%|
- All series are seasonally adjusted with the exception of the price indexes.
- † Percentage point.
1. 2007 replaces 2002 as the base year used in determining prices for gross domestic product by industry. Also, valuation has been changed from factor cost to basic prices in chained dollars.
2. Calculation of the rates of capacity use is now based on the 1997 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which has replaced the 1980 Standard Industrial Classification.
Sources: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, tables 028-0002, 080-0020, 081-0011, 187-0002, 276-0022, 281-0028, 228-0059, 282-0087, 304-0014, 326-0020, 327-0046, 329-0057, 330-0007, 377-0003, 379-0031.
Last modified: 2013-06-14.
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