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The Terms of Trade and Domestic Spending

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This paper empirically illustrates the impact of ongoing changes to Canada's terms of trade. It provides a discussion of how the terms of trade are measured and how to interpret terms of trade shifts. Examples of two major factors affecting Canada's terms of trade are provided, followed by an empirical analysis of how the terms of trade improvements that began in early 2003 have affected consumption, investment and import activity. The paper concludes by illustrating why final domestic demand growth has outpaced real GDP growth since 2003.

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  • Macdonald, Ryan, 2008. "The Terms of Trade and Domestic Spending," Insights on the Canadian Economy 2008018e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis Division.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp2e:2008018e
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    1. Andrew Sharpe & Alexander Murray, 2011. "State of the Evidence on Health as a Determinant of Productivity," CSLS Research Reports 2011-04, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.

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    Economic accounts; Gross domestic product; Income and expenditure accounts;

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