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Quick Facts about British Columbia

Population
  Jan 1, 2014 (thousands) Change on one year ago
B.C. 4,609.9 1.1 %
Canada 35,345.0 1.2 %
Consumer Price Index
Mar 2014 Change on one year ago 12-month avg change
B.C. 0.1 % -0.2 %
Vancouver 0.3 % -0.1 %
Victoria -0.1 % -0.4 %
Canada 1.5 % 1.1 %
Unemployment Rate
(seasonally adjusted) Mar 2014 Feb 2014
B.C. 5.8 % 6.4 %
Canada 6.9 % 7.0 %
BC GDP
(at market prices) 2012 Change on one year ago
$ Millions $ 219,994 2.3 %
$ 2007 chained Millions $ 208,961 1.5 %

Source: Statistics Canada

Interest Rates
(%) Apr 9, 2014 Apr 10, 2013
     
Prime Business Rate
 3.00  3.00
 

Mortgages

- 1 year
 3.14  3.00
- 5 year
 4.99  5.14

Source: Bank of Canada


QuickFacts statistical tables are a concise source of information on the people and economy of British Columbia.

This section of our web site serves as a ready reference for anyone seeking a comprehensive picture of British Columbia. You will find descriptions of British Columbia's economic and geographic diversity, its social priorities, and its standing within Canada.

Anyone seeking more detailed information is encouraged to consult the current edition of the British Columbia Financial and Economic Review.

 
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