Labour productivity of Canadian businesses increased 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2019, easing from an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in the first quarter and worse than market expectations of a 0.3 percent increase. Hours worked rebounded (0.8 percent vs -0.4 percent in Q1), while growth in business output also accelerated, surpassing the gain in hours worked. The real GDP of business accelerated (2.3 percent vs 1.5 percent), with mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector contributing the most to the gain. The productivity increase in the second quarter was mainly attributable to goods-producing businesses (0.6 percent) while in service-producing business declined 0.2 percent. Productivity in Canada averaged 87.87 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 106.50 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 108.20 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
2018-12-04 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%
2019-09-04 12:30 PM Labor Productivity QoQ Q2 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1%


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19165.20 19111.50 19165.20 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1113.20 1160.10 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -16.30 57.20 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 70.00 23.80 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 53.70 81.10 106.50 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.80 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 11.50 20.70 10.00 percent [+]
Productivity 106.30 106.09 106.56 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 108.85 108.10 108.85 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.54 25.67 25.75 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 26.05 25.84 26.37 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 2.70 2.10 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 17015.20 16925.70 17015.20 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 581595.00 506140.00 581595.00 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 [+]
Adp Employment Change 28.20 110.00 110.00 -37.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.93 28.81 28.99 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 62.10 62.00 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
106.30 106.09 106.56 67.27 1981 - 2019 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2012=100




Country Last Previous
Australia 100.00 Jun/19
Brazil 104.13 Aug/19
Canada 106.30 Jun/19
Euro Area 105.20 Jun/19
France 103.59 Jun/19
Germany 97.20 Aug/19
Japan 101.90 Jul/19
Mexico 92.60 Aug/19
Netherlands 104.80 Jun/19
Russia 1.50 Dec/17
Singapore 99.50 Jun/19
South Korea 108.00 Mar/19
Spain 105.90 Jun/19
Switzerland 102.42 Jun/19
United Kingdom 101.00 Jun/19
United States 107.54 Jun/19


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