Labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2019, rebounding from a 0.4 percent fall in the previous period and matching market expectations. The rise in productivity reflected the decline in hours worked following seven consecutive quarterly gains, while business output remained virtually unchanged. The real GDP of business output dropped 0.1 percent for the second straight quarter, as the decrease in the output of goods-producing businesses (-0.6 percent) offset the growth in service-producing businesses (+0.4 percent). Hours worked in the business sector went down 0.3 percent, after increasing 0.4 percent in Q4. It was the first decline in hours worked in two years, as hours worked fell at a similar pace in both goods-producing (-0.3 percent) and service-producing (-0.4 percent) businesses. The increase in productivity in Q1 was due to service-producing businesses (0.7 percent) while in goods-producing businesses productivity fell 0.3 percent. Productivity in Canada averaged 87.75 Index Points from 1981 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 106.56 Index Points in the second quarter of 2017 and a record low of 67.27 Index Points in the third quarter of 1981.

Productivity in Canada is expected to be 106.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Productivity in Canada to stand at 108.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Productivity is projected to trend around 112.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-05 12:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ Q2 0.7% -0.3% 0.4%
2018-12-04 01:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ Q3 0.3% 0.7% 0.2%
2019-03-06 01:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ Q4 -0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-06-05 12:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ Q1 0.3% -0.4% 0.3% 0.1%


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19030.40 19054.60 19056.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1149.90 1114.40 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -12.60 -26.20 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -11.60 24.10 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -24.20 -2.20 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.70 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 10.70 20.70 10.00 percent [+]
Productivity 105.97 105.68 106.56 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.49 107.34 108.49 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.60 25.75 25.75 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.93 26.48 26.48 14.96 CAD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 14.00 14.00 14.00 1.00 CAD/Hour [+]
Population 37.31 36.96 37.31 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 [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 2.60 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 506140.00 547330.00 550670.00 330215.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2580.00 2640.00 2640.00 2440.00 CAD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1930.00 1960.00 1960.00 1790.00 CAD/Month [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16906.20 16889.20 16906.20 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Adp Employment Change 73.70 30.40 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.99 28.81 28.99 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.90 62.10 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105.97 105.68 106.56 67.27 1981 - 2019 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2012=100




Country Last Previous
Australia 99.90 Mar/19
Brazil 101.89 Jun/19
Canada 105.97 Mar/19
Euro Area 105.10 Mar/19
France 103.70 Mar/19
Germany 99.30 May/19
Japan 103.30 May/19
Mexico 93.10 May/19
Netherlands 105.92 Mar/19
Russia 1.50 Dec/17
Singapore 110.80 Mar/19
South Korea 108.00 Mar/19
Spain 105.90 Jun/19
Switzerland 102.54 Mar/19
United Kingdom 100.90 Jun/19
United States 107.55 Jun/19


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