Table 1 
Business or organization expected obstacles over the next three months, by select industries, first quarter of 2022 

Business or organization expected obstacles over the next three months, by select industries, first quarter of 2022
  All businesses Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Arts, entertainment and recreation Accommodation and food services
  % of businesses% of businesses% of businesses% of businesses% of businesses% of businesses
Rising cost of inputs 50.3 73.7 58.5 55.6 41.4 70.9
Recruiting skilled employees 38.5 50.8 33.7 41.1 36.0 46.2
Shortage of labour force 37.0 48.1 41.0 45.7 32.4 64.9
Cost of insurance 35.6 32.2 31.5 32.3 32.7 44.2
Transportation costs 34.6 53.3 59.7 47.5 17.5 32.8
Difficulty acquiring inputs, products or supplies domestically 32.1 53.2 44.2 45.3 18.3 42.1
Retaining skilled employees 30.4 37.9 26.5 30.9 25.2 47.4
Cost of personal protective equipment (PPE), additional cleaning or implementing distancing requirements 29.0 25.4 22.5 27.6 29.3 42.6
Fluctuations in consumer demand 23.6 26.0 23.0 30.4 31.0 37.1
Attracting new or returning customers 22.8 20.6 21.1 25.9 41.9 41.6
Maintaining sufficient cash flow or managing debt 22.1 24.8 15.1 18.5 25.9 40.3
Maintaining inventory levels 20.8 30.1 42.7 44.2 8.7 34.1
Travel restrictions and travel bans 20.5 24.0 31.8 20.7 28.2 26.3
Increasing competition 19.8 16.8 22.8 20.0 11.2 22.0
Difficulty acquiring inputs, products or supplies from abroad 18.1 32.5 45.7 29.8 10.9 20.7
Insufficient demand for goods or services offered 15.8 15.2 12.2 13.4 24.3 25.9
Obtaining financing 11.6 11.3 6.4 7.0 15.1 22.0
Shortage of space or equipment 9.8 14.5 14.0 16.1 11.4 5.8
Entry to new markets 7.5 11.5 9.7 5.5 7.2 9.9
Challenges related to exporting goods and services 3.1 8.6 9.9 4.1 3.0 1.7
Other 2.3 1.4 2.4 3.1 5.4 2.4
None 16.3 6.7 9.0 11.1 11.3 6.5
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