Government of Canada direct securities and loans: Holdings of general public classified by remaining term to maturity (formerly G7)

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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 retail debt and perpetuals)
Treasury billsV37355197,539189,111185,134177,440180,204
Canada Bills issued in U.S. dollars1 V37323_G75,3595,5955,1334,0534,365
Bonds and notes
3 years and underV37356237,216237,165233,676230,843246,059
3-5 yearsV3735782,69381,85786,28899,39286,667
5-10 yearsV37358106,635110,916114,581103,375103,274
10 years and overV37359112,535111,862109,839114,870117,805
Inflation adjustmentV4214166214,89014,99014,73215,08915,416
Total (inflation adjusted)V42141661756,868751,495749,383745,062753,790
Average term to maturity (months)V373617171717472
Non-marketable securities
Retail debt1 V37295_G7826815805795787 R
Matured and outstanding market issuesV372947,5607,56018,97643,40243,402
Total securities and loans outstandingV37336750,363744,880754,433774,171782,563 R
Total securities loans outstanding (inflation adjusted)V42141670765,254759,870769,165789,260797,979 R


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.

Prior to 1975, general public holdings of bonds 3 years and under, 3 to 5 years, 5 to 10 years, and 10 years and over exclude chartered banks.

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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