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

Labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 1.4 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2017, following a 0.4 percent increase in the previous period and beating market expectations of 0.2 percent. It is the largest gain since the second quarter of 2014 (1.8 percent) and the second time in three quarters that productivity growth exceeded 1 percent. Despite fewer hours worked, business output continued to grow rapidly. The real GDP of businesses rose 1.1 percent. Every major industrial sector except agriculture and forestry increased production. Hours worked to produce goods and services in the business sector edged down 0.3 percent. The decline in hours worked in service-producing businesses (-0.7 percent) more than offset a 0.8 percent increase in hours worked in goods-producing businesses. The drop was widespread in service-producing industries, led by administrative services (-2.6 percent), finance and insurance (-2 percent) and arts and entertainment (-1.9 percent). Productivity in Canada averaged 88.90 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 Forecast (i)
2016-12-02 01:30 PM Q3 1.2% -0.2% 1%
2017-03-08 01:30 PM Q4 0.4% 1.2%
2017-06-02 12:30 PM Q1 1.4% 0.4% 0.2%
2017-09-06 12:30 PM Q2 1.4%
2017-12-06 01:30 PM Q3


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18421.90 18411.00 18421.90 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1246.80 1270.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -24.30 37.10 136.30 -89.80 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 35.10 8.10 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 10.90 45.30 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.90 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 12.00 20.70 10.40 percent [+]
Productivity 109.64 108.15 109.64 69.08 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 115.48 116.36 116.47 49.37 Index Points [+]
Wages 24.31 24.73 24.73 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.19 26.55 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1777.70 1777.80 1777.80 1750.90 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1514.65 1514.72 1514.72 1506.91 CAD/Month [+]
Job Vacancies 387505.00 381270.00 437370.00 329710.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16150.30 16130.80 16150.30 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 61.60 61.60 63.70 56.00 percent [+]


Canada Productivity Notes

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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109.64 108.15 109.64 69.08 1981 - 2017 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2007=100



productivity by Country

Last
Australia 102.10 Mar/17
Brazil 121.68 Jun/17
Canada 109.64 Mar/17
Euro Area 103.80 Mar/17
France 112.80 Mar/17
Germany 105.30 Jun/17
Italy 106.76 Mar/17
Japan 101.40 May/17
Mexico 106.70 Jun/17
Netherlands 32.58 Jun/17
Russia -2.20 Dec/15
South Korea 97.60 Mar/17
Spain 102.20 Mar/17
Switzerland 100.36 Mar/17
United Kingdom 101.80 Mar/17
United States 107.90 Jun/17