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Economic Update Quebec City Metropolitain region - October 2010

This publication, entitled Economic Update: Quebec City Metropolitan Region, provides a snapshot of the main economic indicators used to evaluate regional performance. It also compares changes in a number of regional economic variables with those of seven other Canadian metropolitan regions (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver). In the Quebec City metropolitan region, the data relating to real GDP, the labour market, the value of building permits and tourism all indicate that the ground lost during the recession has been recovered. However, now that the regional economy is entering an expansion phase, growth prospects for the industrialized countries have been downgraded by the experts due in particular to various disturbing signals from the US and Europe.