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April 2003

Differences in productivity growth: Canadian-U.S. business sectors, 1987-2000

Umar Faruqui, Wulong Gu, Mustapha Kaci, Mireille Laroche, Jean-Pierre Maynard

Productivity growth picked up significantly in 1995 for the United States, and in 1996 for Canada, driven in both cases by a resurgence of productivity in services, however, Canadian productivity growth has remained lower than that in the United States.

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