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Retail and wholesale

Retail trade, November 2018

Retail sales decreased 0.9% to $50.4 billion in November on lower sales at gasoline stations and motor vehicle and parts dealers. Excluding these two subsectors, retail sales increased 0.2%.

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Economic accounts

Global supply, production and distribution chain activities, 2017

In 2017, nearly 1 in 10 firms in the wholesale and manufacturing sectors purchased goods abroad and sold them 'as-is' in foreign markets without the goods physically entering Canada.

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Travel and tourism

Travel between Canada and other countries, November 2018

Trips to Canada by US residents rose 0.7% in November to 2.1 million, as both car and plane travel increased. After adjusting for normal seasonal variation, this was the second-highest monthly total in 2018, after March.

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Environment

Canadian System of Environmental–Economic Accounts: Provincial and territorial greenhouse gas emissions, 2016

Statistics Canada's Physical Flow Accounts for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are now available at the provincial/territorial level for the first time. These data are presented to reflect the activities of industries, households and governments, and follow the classification system of industries and commodities used in Statistics Canada's supply and use tables. This allows the integration of GHG emissions with economic statistics.

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Education, training and learning

Study: Are the Career Prospects of Postsecondary Graduates Improving?

The share of young Canadians with a postsecondary credential has increased steadily over the past three decades. In 1990, 41.0% of 25-year-old men and 46.1% of 25-year-old women held a postsecondary credential. By 2016, these numbers had risen to 60.1% for 25-year-old men and 73.7% for 25-year-old women. While a postsecondary education may be needed to compete in an increasingly knowledge-based, automated economy, the large increase in the supply of graduates raises questions about their labour market prospects.

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Prices and price indexes

Construction Union Wage Rate Index, December 2018

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada was unchanged in December compared with the previous month. The composite index increased 0.9% in the 12 months to December.

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Energy

Refined petroleum products, December 2018

Data on the production, inventories and domestic sales of refined petroleum products for Canada and the regions are now available for December upon request.

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New products

Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series: "Are the Career Prospects of Postsecondary Graduates Improving?"

Catalogue number Catalogue number11F0019M2019003, (HTML | PDF)

International Travel: Advance Information, November 2018, vol. 34, no. 11

Catalogue number Catalogue number66-001-P, (HTML | PDF)

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