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Canadian GDP Increased 0.8% in October, Marking Fifth Consecutive Monthly Increase

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) reported today (12-23-21) that real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.8% in October, following a 0.2% growth in September. The growth marks the fifth consecutive monthly gain in the GDP. Seventeen of the 20 industrial sectors posted gains in October. Construction rose 1.6% in October, following four declines in the previous five months, as all forms of construction activity were up in the month.

Real GDP for 2021 Q3 Revised Up to 2.3% in “Third” Estimate

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released today (12-22-21) its “third” estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) for 2021 Q3. In the “third” estimate for the third quarter, real GDP increased 2.3% — 0.2% higher than in the “second” estimate. The estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the “second” estimate, which was issued last month.