What is GDP?... and other short Statistics Canada videos for your entertainment and edificationPublished by Mark Bodnar
I was just scanning the latest issue of Statistics Canada's Business & Community Newsletter (that's what a bus/econ librarian does for a break near the end of a hectic week), and I noticed it included a short note about an animated video they'd made on "What is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?"
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) = The value of output less intermediate consumption plus any taxes less subsidies on products not already included in the value of output
and explain it in a few minutes using little drawings of cars & conveyor belts without making me fall asleep after a tough week... is doing a great job!
Check out their full collection of videos. Scroll down to the "Statistical data" section to get to the good (IMHO) stuff such as:
- A Statistics Canada Minute - Regional Demography: A video that presents how national demographics can often mask major regional differences.
- An overview of Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI): This video provides an overview of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). It defines the CPI and looks at what it measures and how it is used
- Tutorial for Businesses: Getting to know your market and industry: This short tutorial will show you some basics on how to find business data on the Statistics Canada website, and how to put it to work so you can get the answers you need.