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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20203253682
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2020-11-20

  • Articles and reports: 11-622-M2012026
    Geography: Canada

    Are small firms more profitable than large firms? This paper uses a longitudinal firm-level dataset to explore the financial performance of firms across size classes, and across industries and provinces during the 2000-to-2009 period. It also examines the volatility of profitability across firm size classes.

    Release date: 2012-07-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2012012
    Geography: Canada

    This article in the Economic Insights series looks at the relationship between firm size and financial performance. It highlights the results from the research paper Firm Dynamics: Variation in Profitability Across Canadian Firms of Different Sizes, 2000 to 2009. The research paper uses a special longitudinal database that follows corporate entities between 2000 and 2009. It is part of a set of research projects being carried out at Statistics Canada on the topic of business dynamics.

    Release date: 2012-07-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2009082
    Geography: Canada

    Using data from Quarterly Financial Statistics (QFS) for Enterprises and National Balance Sheet Accounts (NBSA), this article examines the indebtedness and liquidity position of Canadian non-financial corporations from 1961 to 2009. Recent trends in these two financial indicators are also presented by industry.

    Release date: 2009-11-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X200900610893
    Geography: Canada

    Using national accounts data on the financial flows, balance sheets and Canada's international investments, this paper shows how the crisis in financial markets has affected financial behaviour in Canada.

    Release date: 2009-06-11

  • Articles and reports: 11-622-M2007016
    Geography: Canada

    This paper summarizes the results of several research studies conducted by the Micro-economic Analysis Division of Statistics Canada that investigate the impact of advanced technology use on business performance. These studies combine establishment-level survey data on advanced technology practices with longitudinal data that measure changes in relative performance. Together, these studies provide strong evidence that technology strategies have considerable bearing on competitive outcomes after other correlates of plant performance are taken into account. Advanced communications technologies warrant special emphasis, as the use of these technologies has been shown to be closely associated with changes in relative productivity.

    Release date: 2007-12-05

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20040019632
    Geography: Canada

    This article examines how periodicals fared between 1998 and 2003 in terms of circulation, revenues and profits.

    Release date: 2007-05-11

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20060109500
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada

    The number and rate of bankruptcies have fallen steadily since the mid-1990s. However, the liabilities from these failures have trended up, implying that more large firms are going bankrupt. There has been a marked narrowing of regional differences in bankruptcy rates.

    Release date: 2006-10-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2006038
    Geography: Canada

    This study examines market shares for retail sales and gross margins by different store types from 1997 to 2004. It focuses on food and beverage stores and general merchandise stores and on sales of food and beverages. The performance of these two store types in Canada is compared with their counterparts in the United States. This analysis is based on data from the Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey.

    Release date: 2006-04-11

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2006050

    Corporations have been posting record profits over much of the last decade. Meanwhile, business fixed capital investment has been relatively sluggish in recent years. This situation has led to a significant shift in the corporate sectors' net lending/borrowing position - from one of a chronic deficit position to one of sustained surplus. After having run deficits for almost 30 years, corporations have emerged with significant surplus positions in the last decade. This has placed the corporate sector in a new role - that of increasingly supplying funds to the rest of the economy.

    This note looks at this development from a few angles, focusing on non-financial corporations. It identifies the underlying causes for, and the major effects of, the development of an expanding corporate surplus position. In short, non-financial corporations have taken advantage of record profits, historically low interest rates and relatively buoyant stock markets to substantially re-structure their balance sheets. It has reached the point where corporate finances, in aggregate, are the healthiest they have been in the last thirty years.

    Release date: 2006-03-17
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  • Classification: 12-003-X

    The North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) is the departmental standard for the classification of products (goods and services). The classification is a joint project of the national statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico and the United States. However, Statistics Canada has created new classification items for cannabis products in NAPCS Canada V2.0 that are unique to Canada. NAPCS is used to produce product statistics on a variety of topics, including the value of outputs of industries, the consumption by businesses and households, the value of imports and exports, and the movement of industrial and raw material prices.

    NAPCS Canada 2017 Version 2.0 comprises definitions for its 5,033 categories. At the lowest level of the classification, definitions include a descriptive text, as well as illustrative examples, inclusions and exclusions where appropriate.

    Release date: 2018-10-11

  • Classification: 12-595-X

    The Chart of Accounts comprises a balance sheet, an income statement and selected other accounts. The balance sheet provides information on the financial position of a business. The income statement provides information on the performance of a business. The elements of the balance sheet are assets, liabilities and equity. The elements of the income statement are revenues; expenses; gains/losses, corporate taxes and other items; and extraordinary gains/losses, non-recurring items and adjustments.

    Release date: 2011-05-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2742
    Description: The purpose of this survey is to measure the size, structure and economic performance of the trucking industry and to analyze its impact on the Canadian economy.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2748
    Description: The purpose of this survey is to collect the financial data needed to estimate value-added for the trucking industry and to analyze its impact on the Canadian economy.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2800
    Description: The main purpose of this survey is to provide information about the size, structure and economic performance of Canada's small for-hire trucking industry and Owner-operators.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5028
    Description: The Financial Performance Data present selected revenue, expense, profit and balance sheet items as well as financial ratios on small business in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 7508
    Description: This is non-Statistics Canada information.
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