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Canada – Business entry rate declined from 24.5% to 13.1% from 1983/1984 to 2011/2012 finds StatCan

Firm entry and exit are an important source of dynamism that is essential to a well functioning economy. The entry of new firms is an important source of productivity growth and technology adoption while exit removes less productive firms. Based on a new set of linked, experimental data for the period 1983/1984 to 2011/2012, Canada’s business-sector entry rate declined from 24.5% to 13.1%; and, the exit rate fell from 16.5% to 11.6% (Chart 1).

via Business Entry and Exit Rates in Canada: A 30-year Perspective.

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