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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20193233628
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-11-19

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201912820390
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-05-08

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2019013
    Description:

    The need to measure both the desirable outputs (goods and services) and the undesirable outputs (emissions of greenhouse gases [GHGs] and criteria air contaminants [CACs]) from economic activity is becoming increasingly important as economic performance and environmental performance become ever more intertwined. Standard measures of multifactor productivity (MFP) growth provide insights into rising standards of living and the performance of economies, but they may be misleading if only desirable outputs are considered. This study presents estimates of environmentally adjusted multifactor productivity (EAMFP) growth using a new comprehensive database. This database contains information on GHG and CAC emissions, as well as on the production activities of Canadian manufacturers.

    Release date: 2019-05-08

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2018089
    Description:

    The industrial capacity utilization rate (ICUR) is the ratio of an industry’s actual output to its estimated potential output—it represents the intensity with which industries use their production capacity. The rate provides insight into the overall slack in the economy or in a firm at a given point in time.

    Release date: 2018-09-12

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201730316665
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-10-30

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2016387
    Description:

    The paper investigates recent changes in the importance of foreign ownership in Canadian manufacturing in the 2000s, and also compares these changes to those in the previous decades from 1973 to 1999. The importance of foreign firms in manufacturing is measured by the share of output under foreign control, and its changes are examined at different levels: aggregate, sector and industry.

    Release date: 2017-10-30

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2017398
    Description:

    Output growth in Canadian manufacturing was slower in the 2000s than in the 1990s. The sector’s real output declined, in contrast to an overall increase in output in the business sector (Clarke and Couture 2017). It fell rapidly during the 2007-to-2009 financial crisis, and returned to its pre-crisis level only in 2016. The market share of foreign-controlled firms also declined after 2000 (Baldwin and Li 2017).

    This paper examines the role of multinationals and reallocation in productivity growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector for the period from 2001 to 2010, a period of significant change in this sector. It contributes to the literature on several fronts. First, it complements the literature by examining productivity growth at the firm level. This paper also seeks to examine whether the decline that started around 2006 was associated with changes in the effect of reallocation and the role of foreign multinationals in aggregate productivity growth.

    Release date: 2017-10-30

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2017074
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article reports on changes in the Canadian manufacturing sector since 2000. Using data from the Canadian System of National Accounts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, it provides an analysis of recent trends in Canadian manufacturing sector output, as well as a decomposition of the contribution of manufacturing industries to the evolution of the sector and a comparison with the United States.

    Release date: 2017-06-27

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20170603483
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-03-01

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2016384
    Description:

    In order to understand what drives aggregate fluctuations, many macroeconomic models point to aggregate shocks and discount the contribution of firm-specific shocks. Recent research from other developed countries, however, has found that aggregate fluctuations are in part driven by shocks to large firms. Using data on Canadian firms from the T2-LEAP database, which links financial statements from firms’ Corporate Income Tax Return with employment data from the Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program, this paper examines the contribution of large firms to industry-level fluctuations in gross output, investment and employment in the manufacturing sector.

    Release date: 2016-11-21
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-633-X2019001
    Description:

    The mandate of the Analytical Studies Branch (ASB) is to provide high-quality, relevant and timely information on economic, health and social issues that are important to Canadians. The branch strategically makes use of expert knowledge and a large range of statistical sources to describe, draw inferences from, and make objective and scientifically supported deductions about the evolving nature of the Canadian economy and society. Research questions are addressed by applying leading-edge methods, including microsimulation and predictive analytics using a range of linked and integrated administrative and survey data. In supporting greater access to data, ASB linked data are made available to external researchers and policy makers to support evidence-based decision making. Research results are disseminated by the branch using a range of mediums (i.e., research papers, studies, infographics, videos, and blogs) to meet user needs. The branch also provides analytical support and training, feedback, and quality assurance to the wide range of programs within and outside Statistics Canada.

    Release date: 2019-05-29

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 31-533-X
    Description:

    Starting with the August 2004 reference month, the Monthly Survey of Manufacturing (MSM) is using administrative data (Goods and Services Tax files) to derive shipments for a portion of the small establishments in the sample. This document is being published to complement the release of MSM data for that month.

    Release date: 2004-10-15

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 57-505-X
    Description:

    This reference document provides a basis for the Estimates for the Industrial Consumption of Energy (ICE) on the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) basis for the 1990 reference year. The 1990 ICE is a pivotal year for climate change benchmarks with the signing of the Kyoto Protocol. The 1990 and the 1995-2000 period inclusively provide ICE estimates on the new NAICS which permits users to compare and analyze more recent trends and events with common classification structures.

    Release date: 2004-04-16

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 31-532-G
    Description:

    This practical and informative guide for manufacturers and exporters will assist in navigating through numerous Statistics Canada products and services. In addition, some recent articles and research papers have been highlighted.

    Release date: 2000-07-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 61F0041M1998003
    Description:

    This on-line product describes the personalization of the long-form questionnaires of Canada's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM). Personalization was motivated by the desire to reduce respondent burden. Prior to personalization, long-form questionnaires were the same for all the establishments of a given 4-digit SIC industry. Each questionnaire contained a list comprising almost all the commodities likely to be used as inputs or produced as outputs by that industry. For the typical establishment, only a small subset of the commodities listed was applicable. Personalization involved tailoring those lists to each individual establishment, based on the previous reporting of that same establishment.

    After first defining terms and then providing some quantification of the need for personalization, the paper details a number of the prerequisites - an algorithm for commodity selection, a set of stand-alone commodity descriptions, and an automated questionnaire production system. The paper next details a number of the impacts of personalization - and does so in terms of response burden, loss of information, and automation. The paper concludes with a summary and some recommendations.

    Release date: 1998-04-03

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2101
    Description: The Monthly Survey of Manufacturing (MSM) publishes statistical series for manufacturers -- sales of goods manufactured, inventories, unfilled orders, new orders and capacity utilization rate.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2103
    Description: This survey collects the financial and commodity information used to compile statistics on Canada's manufacturing and logging industries.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2152
    Description: This voluntary survey is designed to provide an advance indication of current trends for the manufacturing sector of the Canadian economy.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2821
    Description: The rates of capacity use are measures of the intensity with which industries use their production capacity. Capacity use is the percentage of actual to potential output.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2933
    Description: This survey is designed to produce statistical information to create a profile of businesses engaged in the manufacture and delivery of products and services related to the defence, aerospace and commercial and civil marine sectors in Canada.
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