Canadian economy 2009

Pulse of canadiam economy:
Population 
1st quarter 2009 33,504,680
Unemployment rate 
March 2009 8.0 %
Inflation rate 
February 2009 1.4 %
Real GDP 
January 2009, % change -0.7 %
Exports 
4th quarter 2008, % change -4.7 %
Imports 
4th quarter 2008, % change -6.4 %
Exchange rate 
March 2009 – $CAN buys US$ 0.7908
Prime interest rate 
March 2009 2.50 %
S&P/TSX Composite Index 
March 2009 (1975=1000) 8,720.39
Federal debt
2008 – $ millions 457,637.0
Retail sales 
January 2009 , % change 1.9 %
Housing starts 
March 2009,thousands 154.7
Composite leading indicator 
February 2009, % change -1.1 %
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