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September 30, 2009
ReleasesGross domestic product byindustry
July 2009Real gross domestic product was unchanged in July,following a 0.1% increase in June. The strengthof the manufacturing and wholesale trade sectorswas attributable to a rebound in motor vehicle andparts production. There was also an increase in theaccommodation and food service sector.
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Real gross domestic product is unchanged in July
billions of chained (2002) dollars200920082007
These gains were offset by declines in the miningsector, which were due in part to temporary closures,and in utilities. Construction, retail trade and municipalpublic administration were also down.
Growth in manufacturing
The manufacturing sector advanced 0.8% in July,after nine consecutive monthly declines. Durable goodsmanufacturing was up 2.4%. Output of motor vehiclesand parts increased 17%, as activities partially resumedon some assembly lines following temporary closuresover the last few months. This production increasebolstered the output of other manufacturing industries.Non-ferrous metal production and processingmanufacturers (+22%) also resumed part of their
Note to readers
The monthly gross domestic product (GDP) by industry data at basic prices are chained volume estimates with 2002 as their reference year. This means that the data for each industry and aggregate are obtained from a chained volume index multiplied by the industry’s value added in 2002. For the 1997 to 2006 period, the monthly data are benchmarked to annually chained Fisher volume indexes of GDP obtained from the constant-price input-output tables.For the period starting with January 2007, the data are derived by chaining a fixed-weight Laspeyres volume index to the prior period. The fixed weights are the industry output and input prices of 2006. This makes the monthly GDP by industry data more comparable with the expenditure-based GDP data,chained quarterly.
With this release of monthly GDP by industry, the data incorporates the revised 2005 and the new 2006 input-output annual benchmarks, revised source data and improved methodologies. As a result, the monthly series have been revised back to January 2004.For more information about monthly GDP by industry,see the
National economic accounts
module on our website (www.statcan.gc.ca/nea-cen/index-eng.htm).
activities in July. However, those results wereweighed down by declines in fabricated metal productmanufacturing and non-durable manufacturing (-1.0%).
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Rebound in motor vehicle manufacturing
gross domestic product in billions of chained (2002) dollars2008 20092007Motor vehiclemanufacturing
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