Canada Productivity  1981-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Labour productivity of Canadian businesses fell 0.1 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2017, following a downwardly revised 1.3 percent increase in the previous period and worse than market expectations of 0.9 percent. It is the first drop following three consecutive quarters of growth. There was a recovery in hours worked, with business output rising faster. The real GDP of businesses rose 1.3 percent. Service-producing businesses (-0.3 percent) were the largest contributor to the decline in productivity in Q2, partially offset by a 0.6% increase in goods-producing businesses. Growth was widespread, except for agriculture and forestry sectors. Hours worked rose at the same pace in both goods-producing (+1.2 percent) and service-producing (+1.4 percent) businesses. They were up in every major industrial sector except agriculture and forestry (-1.3 percent), information and cultural industries (-0.8 percent) and utilities (-0.3 percent). Productivity in Canada averaged 89.04 Index Points from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 109.64 Index Points in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of 69.08 Index Points in the third quarter of 1981.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-08 01:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ 0.4% 1.2%
2017-06-02 12:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ 1.4% 0.4% 0.2%
2017-09-06 12:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ -0.1% 1.3%
2017-12-06 01:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ -0.1%


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.20 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18489.40 18454.10 18489.40 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1235.40 1214.10 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -53.40 -102.00 136.30 -102.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 88.70 112.00 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 35.30 10.00 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.60 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 10.30 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 109.45 109.64 109.64 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 114.65 115.48 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 23.76 24.02 24.73 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 24.71 25.69 26.55 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 11.40 11.40 11.40 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 36.44 35.99 36.44 17.91 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16336.30 16297.40 16336.30 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 460215.00 387505.00 460215.00 329710.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2690.00 2860.00 2930.00 2690.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1970.00 2050.00 2080.00 1970.00 CAD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 61.60 61.60 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Productivity

In Canada, Productivity is the real value of output produced by a unit of labor during a certain time. This page provides - Canada Productivity - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Productivity - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.45 109.64 109.64 69.08 1981 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2007=100




productivity by Country
Country Last
Australia 102.20 Jun/17
Brazil 140.43 Sep/17
Canada 109.45 Jun/17
Euro Area 104.20 Jun/17
France 112.82 Jun/17
Germany 105.90 Sep/17
Italy 106.70 Jun/17
Japan 103.90 Aug/17
Mexico 105.10 Sep/17
Netherlands 32.45 Sep/17
Russia -0.20 Dec/16
South Korea 97.60 Mar/17
Spain 105.70 Jun/17
Switzerland 100.84 Jun/17
United Kingdom 100.80 Sep/17
United States 108.87 Sep/17