World Economic Outlook Database, April 2019

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CanadaGeneral government gross debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Fiscal data are on a calendar year basis. Government financial assets (used for the calculation of net debt) include currency and deposits, accounts receivable, short-term and other bonds, investment fund shares, loans, and equity.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections use the baseline forecasts in the 2018 Federal budget and latest provincial budgets as available. The IMF staff makes some adjustments to this forecast, including for differences in macroeconomic projections. The IMF staff forecast also incorporates the most recent data releases from Statistics Canada’s Canadian System of National Economic Accounts, including federal, provincial, and territorial budgetary outturns through Q3 2018.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 2001. Comment: Preliminary data: based on quarterly data.
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Securities Other than Shares; Loans; Other Accounts Receivable/Payable; Other. Gross debt includes debt securities, loans, life insurance and pension, and other accounts payable but excludes unfunded pension liabilities. Net debt is estimated as gross debt minus financial assets which include currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, equity and investment fund shares, and accounts receivable.
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollar
Data last updated: 03/2019403.480440.301480.087516.501570.144638.568707.670772.018832.321861.931864.051877.439896.709889.686932.368950.229952.501960.2491,004.2171,046.4231,054.8471,127.3081,247.5651,355.1441,453.0901,562.7991,640.0011,709.6351,817.6631,862.2321,929.3392,009.7652,015.0172,015.5232,010.0112,002.4571,994.4371,987.944
CanadaGeneral government gross debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government gross debt (National currency).70.25370.23671.48874.26581.24588.88594.73297.482100.087100.24795.27693.29188.96780.43781.46379.60575.91271.89070.64169.92166.86168.03179.39581.33981.90785.53086.21485.70191.32091.81690.09390.63088.01384.67981.25477.99074.85472.046
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  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Canada: General government gross debt (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Fiscal data are on a calendar year basis. Government financial assets (used for the calculation of net debt) include currency and deposits, accounts receivable, short-term and other bonds, investment fund shares, loans, and equity.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections use the baseline forecasts in the 2018 Federal budget and latest provincial budgets as available. The IMF staff makes some adjustments to this forecast, including for differences in macroeconomic projections. The IMF staff forecast also incorporates the most recent data releases from Statistics Canada’s Canadian System of National Economic Accounts, including federal, provincial, and territorial budgetary outturns through Q3 2018.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 2001. Comment: Preliminary data: based on quarterly data.
Basis of recording: Accrual
General government includes: Central Government; State Government; Local Government; Social Security Funds; Other
Valuation of public debt: Face value
Instruments included in gross and net debt: Securities Other than Shares; Loans; Other Accounts Receivable/Payable; Other. Gross debt includes debt securities, loans, life insurance and pension, and other accounts payable but excludes unfunded pension liabilities. Net debt is estimated as gross debt minus financial assets which include currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, equity and investment fund shares, and accounts receivable.
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollar
Data last updated: 03/2019


Canada: General government gross debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government gross debt (National currency).


 
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