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Table 2 
Enterprises performing selected business activities outside of Canada, by selected sectors, all surveyed industries, 2012

Enterprises performing selected business activities outside of Canada, by selected sectors, all surveyed industries, 2012
  All surveyed industries Manufacturing Wholesale trade Transportation and warehousing Professional, scientific and technical services
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Production activities 13.7A 21.2A 23.6B 19.4A 24.2B
Production of goods          
Performed outside of Canada, within the enterprise 4.3A 9.0A 7.9B 2.6A 2.0A
Performed outside of Canada, outsourced (contracted out) 5.4A 10.7A 15.2B 1.7A 2.7A
Provision of services          
Performed outside of Canada, within the enterprise 7.5A 8.4A 4.6A 16.8A 20.0B
Performed outside of Canada, outsourced (contracted out) 3.3A 4.3A 3.0A 9.2A 14.0B
Technical activities 10.1A 16.3A 18.2B 8.9A 18.7B
Research and development          
Performed outside of Canada, within the enterprise 3.2A 8.6A 6.5A 1.0A 4.2A
Performed outside of Canada, outsourced (contracted out) 1.1A 1.6A 4.7B 0.5A 1.7A
Support activities 12.9A 26.3A 17.5B 16.7A 27.0B
Distribution and logistics          
Performed outside of Canada, within the enterprise 3.8A 8.6A 3.6A 10.4A 5.6A
Performed outside of Canada, outsourced (contracted out) 3.1A 8.2A 3.2A 7.2A 1.3A
Call centers and help centers          
Performed outside of Canada, within the enterprise 2.3A 4.1A 1.1A 1.7A 3.6A
Performed outside of Canada, outsourced (contracted out) 1.1A 0.6A 1.6A 0.2A 5.6B
Legal services          
Performed outside of Canada, within the enterprise 3.7A 5.6A 10.0B 3.6A 4.8A
Performed outside of Canada, outsourced (contracted out) 2.9A 4.9A 0.0A 2.4A 8.6B
Human resource management          
Performed outside of Canada, within the enterprise 4.1A 7.0A 5.4B 3.5A 11.1B
Performed outside of Canada, outsourced (contracted out) 0.4A 0.7A 0.0A 0.8A 1.3A
Financial management          
Performed outside of Canada, within the enterprise 4.3A 8.3A 7.7B 3.2A 6.8A
Performed outside of Canada, outsourced (contracted out) 0.3A 0.3A 0.0A 0.1A 0.5A
very reliable (standard error between 0% and 2.49%)
reliable (standard error between 2.50% and 7.49%)
Note(s): 
Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy (SIBS) 2012 estimates are provided as percentages accompanied by quality indicators. Data quality indicators are based on the standard error (SE) and number of observations in the estimates. Quality indicators for SIBS are the following: A is very reliable (SE between 0% and 2.49%); B is reliable (SE between 2.50% and 7.49%); E is use with caution (SE between 7.50% and 14.99%); and F is too unreliable to be published (SE greater than or equal to 15.00%).
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