Labour productivity of Canadian businesses decreased 0.4% in the fourth quarter 2018, after a downwardly revised 0.2% rise in the previous period and against market expectations of a 0.2% gain. This decline reflected the continued growth in hours worked, while business output remained at about the same level as in the previous quarter. The real GDP of business was unchanged in Q4, following nine quarterly increases. The output growth in services-producing businesses (0.5%) was offset by a decline in the output of goods-producing businesses (-0.9%). Hours worked in the business sector rose 0.4% in the Q4, following a 0.3% increase in Q3. Hours worked increased in both goods-producing (1.1%) and services-producing businesses (0.1%). Productivity fell further in goods-producing businesses (-1.9% from -0.1%) while it increased faster in services-producing businesses (0.4% from 0.2%). In 2018, labour productivity of Canadian businesses was unchanged, following a 1.9% increase in 2017. Productivity in Canada averaged 87.64 Index Points from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 106.63 Index Points in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 67.27 Index Points in the third quarter of 1981.

Productivity in Canada is expected to be 106.30 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 111.67 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Productivity is projected to trend around 113.89 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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


Canada Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18922.60 18929.80 18929.80 9636.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1157.20 1161.30 1748.90 691.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -0.90 -11.60 136.30 -124.40 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment -6.40 67.40 148.40 -145.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -7.20 55.90 94.00 -124.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.80 67.70 61.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.70 10.80 20.70 10.30 percent [+]
Productivity 106.22 106.63 106.63 67.27 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 107.34 106.12 107.34 43.75 Index Points [+]
Wages 25.44 25.70 25.70 13.73 CAD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 25.15 26.57 26.57 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 2.00 1.70 5.50 -0.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16832.90 16761.70 16832.90 10863.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 547770.00 551170.00 551170.00 329710.00 [+]
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 13.20 -21.20 74.00 -21.20 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 28.25 28.18 28.25 15.88 CAD [+]
Employment Rate 61.90 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
106.22 106.63 106.63 67.27 1981 - 2018 Index Points Quarterly
SA, 2012=100




Country Last Previous
Australia 100.30 Dec/18
Brazil 120.65 Feb/19
Canada 106.22 Dec/18
Euro Area 105.20 Dec/18
France 103.16 Dec/18
Germany 99.80 Feb/19
Italy 104.90 Dec/17
Japan 106.90 Jan/19
Mexico 103.70 Jan/19
Netherlands 105.11 Dec/18
Russia 1.50 Dec/17
Singapore 117.00 Dec/18
South Korea 109.80 Sep/18
Spain 109.80 Dec/18
Switzerland 101.99 Dec/18
United Kingdom 101.70 Dec/18
United States 106.10 Dec/18


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