Government of Canada direct securities and loans: Classified by remaining term to maturity and type of asset (formerly G6)

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Monthly data typically published by the third business day of the month.

Monthly Series

Month-end, Millions of dollars (par value)CANSIM2020‑122021‑012021‑022021‑032021‑04
Unmatured direct securities (excluding non-marketable securities)
Treasury billsV37331248,900237,500230,600218,800206,400
Canada Bills issued in U.S. dollars1 V37323_G65,3595,5955,1334,0534,365
Bonds and notes
3 years and underV37332379,543384,345384,892383,709422,043
3-5 yearsV37333141,526141,543147,525171,569147,487
5-10 yearsV37334155,682164,682173,682157,682161,682
10 years and overV37335148,225151,225151,525157,525163,025
Inflation adjustmentV4214167515,55415,65815,53715,91116,254
Total (inflation adjusted)V421416741,094,7881,100,5471,108,8941,109,2491,121,254
Of which: Marketable bonds and notes payable in foreign currenciesV3731911,75311,57211,51711,37311,123
Average term to maturity (months)V373466868687171
Non-marketable securities
Retail debt1 V37295_G6826815805795787
Other bondsV3729800000
Short-term instrumentsV3730100000
Matured and outstanding market issuesV372947,5607,56018,97643,40243,402
Total securities and loans outstandingV373121,087,6201,093,2631,113,1381,137,5361,149,190
Total securities and loans outstanding (inflation adjusted)V421416681,103,1741,108,9211,128,6751,153,4471,165,444


Source: Bank of Canada

From 31 December 1971 to 31 December 2002, issues payable in foreign currencies have been converted into Canadian dollars at the closing spot rate as at the last business day of the calendar quarter. However, effective May 2005, they are calculated using the daily closing rates. As such, the data has been revised back to January 2003 to reflect this new methodology.

Holdings are shown at par value where available, in other cases at book value.

Effective 5 November 1986, there was an accounting change in the treatment of Canada Savings Bonds sold on the Payroll Savings Plan to non-federal government employees. These bonds are now gradually included in outstandings as payroll deductions are remitted over the contract period. Previously, the total amount of payroll sales was included in outstandings in November. The total amount of Canada Savings Bonds being purchased on the payroll plan by federal government employees is included in outstandings in November.

Total securities and loans outstanding include a small amount of matured securities outstanding.

Effective 5 February 1997, data on Canada Savings Bonds outstanding have been combined with data on Canada RRSP Bonds outstanding under the heading Canada Savings Bonds and other retail instruments. Separate series for Canada Savings Bonds and Canada RRSP Bonds are available on the CANSIM database.

Effective May 2005, Canada Savings Bonds and other retail instruments now include Canada Investment Bonds (CIBs). As a result of this new inclusion, the data has been revised back to January 2003.

Effective September 1997, two new components, Canada Notes and Euro Medium-Term Notes (dating March 1996 and July 1997, respectively) were included with existing bond series.

Effective September 2017, U.S.-pay Canada bills is renamed Canada Bills issued in U.S. dollars.

Effective September 2017, Canada Savings Bonds and other retail instruments is renamed Retail debt.

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