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April 19, 2021
EURO AREA CURRENT ACCOUNT, FEBRUARY 2021

Month over month (Feb 2021 vs Jan 2021, seasonally adjusted)

The European Central Bank reported today that the Euro Area (EA19) Current account surplus narrowed by €8.9 billion to €25.9 billion.

Net trade surplus narrowed by €6.5 billion to €43.8 billion.

  • Exports of goods and services increased €2.4 ...

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    April 16, 2021
    NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, FEBRUARY 2021

    Year-to-date (Jan-Feb 2021 vs Jan-Feb 2020, unadjusted)

    In the first 2 months of 2021, Nova Scotia new motor vehicle unit sales increased 4.3%. The 5,817 new motor vehicles sold represent a sales value of $237.1 million, up 8.1%.

    In Canada new motor vehicles unit sales decreased 10.3%. The 215,017 new motor vehicles sold in Jan-Feb 2021 represent a sales value of $10.1 billion, down 5.8% over Jan-Feb 2020.

    Unit sales were down in five provinces wi...

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    April 16, 2021
    WHOLESALE TRADE, FEBRUARY 2021

    MONTH-OVER-MONTH (Seasonally adjusted, Feb 2021 vs Jan 2021)

    Nova Scotia wholesale trade increased 4.6% from the previous month to $1.08 billion in February 2021. This was the largest monthly gain recorded among all provinces.

    Canada wholesale trade declined 0.7% to $68.8 billion.

    Seven provinces reported monthly declines in wholesale trade with Prince Edward Island (-8.8%) reporting the largest decline.

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    April 16, 2021
    DEATH COUNTS AND EXCESS MORTALITY, JANUARY 2021

    The first death attributed to COVID-19 in Canada was reported in British Columbia occurring on March 8, 2020. COVID-19 has caused the death of 23,500 people in Canada.

    Statistics Canada has provided provisional information on deaths in Canada up to February 6, 2021. This includes deaths attributable to all causes; fluctuations from one week to the next may be attributable to many different causes of death. The data does not include all deaths that occurred during the reference pe...

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    April 16, 2021
    US HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS, MARCH 2021

    BUILDING PERMITS

    According to the US Census Bureau and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, residential building permits rose 2.7% from the revised February estimate of 1,720,000 permits to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1,766,000 permits in March 2021.

    US residential building permits increased 30.2% over the same month last year. P...

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