Canada's Balance of International Payments

Geographic location of security instrument purchaser of economy, name

Geographic location of security instrument purchaser refers to the geographic location of the non-residents who purchased securities instrument from Canadian residents. Securities purchased include instruments issued in Canada as well as those transacted in the secondary market.

Economy refers to the entire set of resident institutional units. It is divided into sectors that consists of groups of resident institutional units. An institutional unit is resident in a country when it has a centre of economic interest in the economic territory of that country. It is said to have a centre of economic interest when there exists some location - dwelling, place of production or other premises - within the economic territory on, or from, which it engages, and intends to continue to engage, in economic activities and transactions on a significant scale either indefinitely or over a finite period of time.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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