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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2020009
    Description:

    This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of monthly indicators - real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales -- as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.

    Estimates are presented from January 2019 to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.

    To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017. The table presents month-over-month and year-over-year percentage changes.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202020523983
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2020-07-23

  • Table: 12-10-0120-01
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Historical (real-time) releases of merchandise imports and exports with data for years 1988 - current.

    Release date: 2020-07-13

  • Table: 12-10-0071-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0100)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0105-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0101)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of the origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0106-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0102)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0107-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0103)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and concentration of imports. Only data on the value of imports are available from this table.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0108-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0104)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of origin. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06
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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2020009
    Description:

    This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity in Canada. It includes data on a range of monthly indicators - real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales -- as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.

    Estimates are presented from January 2019 to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.

    To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 23-10-0269-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Monthly activity indicators draw from a variety of data sources to provide information on Canada's transportation system. The indicators measure passengers and freight, as well as merchandise trade. Data are available from January 2017. The table presents month-over-month and year-over-year percentage changes.

    Release date: 2020-07-31

  • Table: 12-10-0120-01
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Historical (real-time) releases of merchandise imports and exports with data for years 1988 - current.

    Release date: 2020-07-13

  • Table: 12-10-0071-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0100)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0105-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0101)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and number of partner countries. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises. Data are on the country of the origin basis.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0106-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0102)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0107-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0103)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and concentration of imports. Only data on the value of imports are available from this table.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0108-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0104)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of origin. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06

  • Table: 12-10-0109-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 228-0105)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Trade in goods by importer characteristics data available by enterprise employment size and country of export. Users have the option of selecting information related to the value of imports and the number of importing enterprises.

    Release date: 2020-07-06
Analysis (90)

Analysis (90) (80 to 90 of 90 results)

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2003013
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines both the operations of foreign-owned companies in Canada and affiliates of Canadian firms located abroad.

    Release date: 2003-05-28

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2002004
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report covers the activities of Canadian multinationals companies abroad. It analyses which industries predominate and where foreign affiliate sales originate.

    Release date: 2002-04-24

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2002179
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper studies changes in diversification of firms and plants since the early 1970s in the Canadian manufacturing sector. It finds that there has been a general increase in specialization of both firms and plants. Firms have been continuously reducing the span of industries in which they operate, particularly when the industries are unrelated. Commodity specialization has also occurred at the plant level; however, in contrast to industry specialization, the pace of commodity specialization increased emerged late in the period, around the time of implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States. Plant specialization increased most in those plants that moved most strongly into export markets.

    Release date: 2002-02-05

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20010026042
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article analyses the economic effects of exporting Canadian culture products and importing foreign products. It uses data based on culture commodity trade figures for the first six months of 2001.

    Release date: 2001-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2000139
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper estimates price-marginal cost mark-ups for Canadian manufacturing industries in order to assess the impact of import competition on domestic market power. The results are mixed. Although the overall relationship between mark-ups and imports is positive across industries for the early 1970s and insignificant for the late 1970s, there is some weak cross-sectional evidence to suggest that imports reduce market power in domestically concentrated industries. Changes in imports between the two periods, however, have a positive impact on mark-ups in concentrated industries. Thus, there is no consistent evidence for Canada that imports have had the beneficial impact on competition that has been emphasized in much of the literature. In contrast, an interesting result of the paper is that increases in exports are associated with reductions in mark-ups, suggesting that exports may have a stronger pro-competitive impact on domestic firms than imports.

    Release date: 2000-05-04

  • Articles and reports: 75-001-X19990044757
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The recent increase in exports' share of GDP has been exceptional. Imports have mirrored the trend in exports, with trade across the U.S. border being the driving force for both. Using Statistics Canada's Input-Output tables, this article explores the issue of some goods moving back and forth across the border at various stages of processing. (Adapted from an article in Canadian Economic Observer published in November 1999).

    Release date: 1999-12-01

  • Articles and reports: 21-004-X19990034498
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Canadian farmers are successfully meeting the demand for fresh fruit and vegetables during the local growing season. Due to the short duration of the growing season however, imports are required to fill the shelves for a significant part of the year. Although overall prices for fresh produce are trending downwards, these imports cost more in the grocery stores and fresh markets than domestic produce.

    Release date: 1999-03-17

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X1998002
    Description:

    Statistics Canada is engaged in the "Information System for Science and Technology Project" to develop useful indicators of activity and a framework to tie them together into a coherent picture of science and technology (S&T) in Canada. The working papers series is used to publish results of the different initiatives conducted within this project. The data are related to the activities, linkages and outcomes of S&T. Several key areas are covered such as: innovation, technology diffusion, human resources in S&T and interrelations between different actors involved in S&T. This series also presents data tabulations taken from regular surveys on research and development (R&D) and S&T and made possible by the project.

    Release date: 1998-10-30

  • Articles and reports: 65-001-X19980045455
    Description:

    This paper presents the magnitude of the problem, its impact, the methodology to adjust for anticipated revisions and how it reduces the underestimate.

    Release date: 1998-07-02

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1997003
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The study focusses on Canadian importers and is conducted in a longitudinal context for 1979 and 1986. It also studies imports from foreign affiliates using 1986 data.

    Release date: 1997-05-13
Reference (16)

Reference (16) (0 to 10 of 16 results)

  • Classification: 65-209-X
    Description:

    The Canadian Export Classification is a structured, hierarchical classification system based on the Harmonized Description and Coding System. The HS nomenclature is divided into 21 Sections, which in general, group goods produced in the same sector of the economy.

    Release date: 2019-12-09

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201400214100
    Description:

    Canadian international merchandise trade data are released monthly and may be revised in subsequent releases as new information becomes available. These data are released approximately 35 days following the close of the reference period and represent one of the timeliest economic indicators produced by Statistics Canada. Given their timeliness, some of the data are not received in time and need to be estimated or modelled. This is the case for imports and exports of crude petroleum and natural gas. More specifically, at the time of release, energy trade data are based on an incomplete set of information and are revised as Statistics Canada and National Energy Board information becomes available in the subsequent months. Due to the increasing importance of energy imports and exports and the timeliness of the data, the revisions to energy prices and volumes are having an increasingly significant impact on the monthly revision to Canada’s trade balance. This note explains how the estimates in the initial release are made when data sources are not yet available, and how the original data are adjusted in subsequent releases.

    Release date: 2014-10-03

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201300411819
    Description:

    This is an update of the 2009 article Revisions to international merchandise trade statistics, accounting for changes resulting from increased timeliness in the release of merchandise trade statistics.

    Release date: 2013-06-07

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X201100211471
    Description:

    This paper presents the background, methodological change and implementation of the revised real import and export adjustments that account for exchange rate fluctuations.

    Release date: 2011-05-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-604-M2009062
    Description:

    Statistics Canada produces monthly import and export merchandise trade price indexes. For the majority of these prices, Statistics Canada uses a variety of proxy measures to derive the price index in lieu of collecting observed import and export prices. The ability of these proxy measures to reflect international trade price movements during times of exchange rate volatility is limited. For this reason, the constant dollar trade estimates derived using these proxy price indexes have been refined with constant dollar adjustments following the appreciation of the Canadian exchange rate beginning at the end of 2002. This paper explains the rational and methodology behind these adjustments, as well as the impact on published trade and GDP estimates.

    Release date: 2009-12-04

  • Classification: 65-209-S
    Description:

    The Canadian Export Classification, incorporates amendments to the Nomenclature of the Harmonized Commodity and Coding System.

    Release date: 2009-01-07

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-595-M2006040
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This guide discusses the collection and interpretation of statistical data on Canada's trade in culture goods. This guide has been restructured and simplified to better meet the needs of data users. This version replaces Culture Goods Trade Estimates: Methodology and Technical Notes, Catalogue no. 81-595-MIE2004020.

    Release date: 2006-03-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 96-328-M2004016
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This activity looks at how Canada's grape industry has transformed itself in the wake of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-595-M2004020
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article discusses the collection and interpretation of statistical data on Canada's trade in culture goods. It defines the products that are included in culture trade and explains how appropriate products are selected from the relevant classification standards.

    This version has been replaced by Culture Goods Trade Data User Guide, Catalogue No. 81-595-MIE2006040.

    Release date: 2004-07-28

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2201
    Description: To provide statistical information and analysis of the value of Canada's merchandise exports and imports by commodity, province or territory, partner country, and other relevant dimensions on a customs basis.
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