Canadian System of Environmental-Economic Accounts - Physical Flow Accounts (PFA)

Household expenditures on goods and services of economy, category

Household expenditures on goods and services refers to household spending on new consumer goods and on consumer services, plus any margins on used goods. Operating expenses of associations of individuals serving households are also included, under consumer services.

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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