World Economic Outlook Database, September 2011

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       Shaded cells indicate IMF staff estimates
CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20092010201120122013201420152016
CanadaGeneral government structural balanceNational currencyBillionsSource: Haver Analytics. The source for gross and net debt is OECD.
Latest actual data: 2010
Notes: Fiscal data are on a calendar year basis.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections use the baseline forecasts in the latest Budget 2011—A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth, tabled on June 6, 2011. The IMF staff makes some adjustments to this forecast for differences in macroeconomic projections. The IMF staff forecast also incorporates the most recent data releases from Finance Canada (Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections, Oct.) and Statistics Canada, including federal, provincial, and territorial budgetary outturns through the end of 2011:Q1.  Monetary policy assumptions are in line with market expectations.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 2001. Comment: Preliminary data: based on quarterly data.
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;State Government;Local Government;Social Security Funds;Nonfinancial Public Corporation;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 09/2011-39.211-66.753-52.379-34.511-18.684-9.0872.57910.848
CanadaGeneral government structural balancePercent of potential GDP See notes for: 
General government structural balance (National currency).-2.463-4.009-3.003-1.903-0.990-0.4630.1260.509
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Canada: General government structural balance (National currency)
Source: Haver Analytics. The source for gross and net debt is OECD.
Latest actual data: 2010
Notes: Fiscal data are on a calendar year basis.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections use the baseline forecasts in the latest Budget 2011—A Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth, tabled on June 6, 2011. The IMF staff makes some adjustments to this forecast for differences in macroeconomic projections. The IMF staff forecast also incorporates the most recent data releases from Finance Canada (Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections, Oct.) and Statistics Canada, including federal, provincial, and territorial budgetary outturns through the end of 2011:Q1. Monetary policy assumptions are in line with market expectations.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 2001. Comment: Preliminary data: based on quarterly data.
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;State Government;Local Government;Social Security Funds;Nonfinancial Public Corporation;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 09/2011


Canada: General government structural balance (Percent of potential GDP)
See notes for:
General government structural balance (National currency).


 
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