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Interactive graphs depicting the progress made in Montreal, Quebec,
and Canada since 1996 as measured by a series of indicators.
How Montreal fares against its Canadian and U.S. competitors. This
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
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The GDP is the value of all
goods and services produced by an economy. It generally takes into
account household consumption, fixed capital investments,
government spending, and net exports.
This data is provided quarterly by the Conference Board of Canada
in annualized form. Annualizing quarterly data (multiplying it by
four) makes it possible to compare quarterly performance with the
The data is also
deseasonalized, eliminating the impact of seasonal variations and
making it possible to compare data throughout the year.
GDP figures are expressed in constant 2002 dollars. This gives
us what is commonly known as the Real Gross Domestic Product,
eliminating the fluctuations resulting from inflation.