Gross Domestic Product by Industry - Provincial and Territorial (Annual)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1984

Reference period of change - 2018

On May 1st, 2019, annual provincial and territorial estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) by industry include licensed and unlicensed economic activities related to cannabis production, distribution and consumption for non-medical and medical use.

Provincial and territorial GDP by industry revisions have been made back to 1997 to reflect the introduction of economic activities related to licensed and unlicensed cannabis industries in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting and retail sectors.

Reference period of change - 2017

On November 8, 2018, current price and chained Fisher GDP estimates for the period 1997 to 2006 have been revised to improve the continuity of the GDP by industry time series and to enhance their coherence with expenditure-based GDP. In addition, the series from 1997 to 2017 now have as a reference year 2012 instead of 2007.

Reference period of change - 2015

On November 10, 2015, provincial and territorial gross domestic product (GDP) by industry in chained (2007) dollars were revised for the period 2007 to 2014 to incorporate, among other things, conceptual and statistical changes arising from the 2015 comprehensive revision of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts. For more information on the source of these comprehensive revisions, consult "A preview of the 2015 comprehensive revision of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts" found at www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/13-605-x/2015003/article/14153-eng.htm.

On December 15, 2015, the provincial and territorial GDP by industry in chained (2007) dollars covering the period 1997 to 2006 were re-aligned with the revised estimates for the years 2007 to 2014 released on November 10, 2015. The goal of this realignment was to maintain time series continuity over the entire period. The general approach was to maintain the previously published year-over-year percent changes in the time series for the period 1997-2006 while incorporating the new 2007 levels obtained from the November 10, 2015 release.

Reference period of change - 2014

On November 10, 2015, provincial and territorial gross domestic product (GDP) by industry in chained (2007) dollars were revised for the period 2007 to 2014 to incorporate, among other things, conceptual and statistical changes arising from the 2015 comprehensive revision of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts. For more information on the source of these comprehensive revisions, consult "A preview of the 2015 comprehensive revision of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts" found at www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/13-605-x/2015003/article/14153-eng.htm.

On December 15, 2015, the provincial and territorial GDP by industry in chained (2007) dollars covering the period 1997 to 2006 were re-aligned with the revised estimates for the years 2007 to 2014 released on November 10, 2015. The goal of this realignment was to maintain time series continuity over the entire period. The general approach was to maintain the previously published year-over-year percent changes in the time series for the period 1997-2006 while incorporating the new 2007 levels obtained from the November 10, 2015 release.

Reference period of change - 2012

On November 8, 2013, provincial and territorial gross domestic product (GDP) by industry in chained dollars for the period 2007 to 2012 were revised in order to incorporate conceptual and statistical revisions from the 2012 Canadian System of National Accounts (CSNA) comprehensive revision. For more information on the source of these changes, consult "A preview of the historical revision of the Canadian System of National Accounts" found at www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/nea/hr2012/papers/preview/preview.

In addition, on December 20, 2013, as part of the 2012 comprehensive revision of the CSNA, provincial and territorial GDP by industry in chained dollars for the years 1997 to 2006 were also revised. The general methodological approach was based on a two-step procedure whose aim was to maintain time series continuity over the entire period while integrating into the 1997-2006 data the major changes stemming from the 2012 comprehensive revision. First, the following two major conceptual changes were incorporated into the previously published estimates for the 1997 to 2006 period: the capitalization of expenditures on military weapons systems and research and development, which had previously been treated as current expenditures. Secondly, the results obtained in the first step were then re-scaled to the revised estimates of provincial-territorial GDP by industry in chained (2007) dollars for the period 2007 to 2012 published on November 8, 2013.

Reference period of change - 2011

- Periodically, the provincial and territorial gross domestic product by industry data undergoes historical revisions, broader in scope than the regular revisions undertaken on an annual basis. These historical revisions are reserved for incorporating updated international national accounting concepts as well as classification updates and methodological and statistical improvements. These changes are part of a comprehensive revision to the Canadian system of national economic accounts. The release of December 14, 2012 incorporates such revisions back to 2007.

- Conversion of the industrial structure from North American Industrial Classification System 2002 (NAICS 2002) to NAICS 2007

- A new reference year (2007) for the chained dollars series replaces the 2002 reference year data

- Overall, the changes in the published industrial detail for provincial-territorial GDP program are based on the classification changes made to the Input-Output tables, which represent a realignment to better reflect the industries' relative importance in today's economy. The old CANSIM table includes 51 aggregates and 49 industries. The NAICS 2007-based CANSIM table 379-0030 will include 84 aggregates and 221 industries.

Reference period of change - 2006

The GDP-by-industry statistics were converted to the 2002 North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) from NAICS 1997.

Reference period of change - 2001

With the release, on November 7, 2002, of the provincial GDP by industry measures for this reference period, the Chain Fisher formula was adopted, consistent with the method used to produce the national estimates. For more information, see "Chain Fisher formula" in Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 13-605-X (free) and select November 7, 2002 in the drop down menu.

Reference period of change - 2000

Real GDP has been rebased from 1992 prices to 1997 prices.

The concept of GDP at factor cost has been replaced by a new concept, GDP at basic prices. This concept includes indirect taxes on factors of production. This change has been applied back to 1981, and has no impact on overall GDP at market prices.

Business and government expenditures on software, which were treated as current expenses, have become capital expenditures. This has had the effect of raising the level of provincial GDP from 1981 to the present.

The 1980 Standard Industrial Classification has been replaced with the 1997 North American Industrial Classification System. Provincial estimates of GDP at basic prices are available from 1997 for 100 industries. Data spanning 1984 to 1996 are available.

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