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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2019030
    Description:

    This dashboard highlights the latest data and the data over time back to 1993 for the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS). The MWTS provides information on the performance of the wholesale trade sector and is an important indicator of the health of the Canadian economy, when combined with other statistics.

    With this tool, users can explore current and historical trends of sales and inventories for all subsectors. As for sales, users can also examine the data for provinces and territories. Key indicators such as sales and inventories, monthly changes and inventories-to-sales ratios are presented in interactive charts. The ten highest sales by industry for the current month, as well as the chained dollar versus current dollar sales comparison are also illustrated.

    The interactive tool also allows users to rank subsectors, either nationally or provincially, based on their total of monthly sales. Quality indicators are accompanied for the data as well.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20221363647
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0003-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 081-0018)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale sales, price and volume, for Canada, includes all members under North American Industry Classification System. Data are seasonally adjusted, available on a monthly basis in dollars x 1,000,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0003-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale sales, price and volume for motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers. Data are seasonally adjusted, available for Canada on a monthly basis in dollars x 1,000,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0074-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 081-0011)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale trade sales, available for all members under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and adjustments dimensions, available monthly, for Canada, provinces and territories, in dollars X 1,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0074-02
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale trade sales for motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers. Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data are available on a monthly basis for Canada, provinces and territories, in dollars X 1,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0076-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 081-0012)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale trade inventories, available for all members under adjustments and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) dimensions, available on a monthly basis, for Canada, in dollars x 1,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0076-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale trade inventories for motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers. Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data are available on a monthly basis for Canada, in dollars x 1,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0001-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 079-0003)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Number of units and total sales of new motor vehicles by vehicle type and origin of manufacture, monthly.
    Release date: 2022-05-13

  • 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: 2022-05-12
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  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2019030
    Description:

    This dashboard highlights the latest data and the data over time back to 1993 for the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS). The MWTS provides information on the performance of the wholesale trade sector and is an important indicator of the health of the Canadian economy, when combined with other statistics.

    With this tool, users can explore current and historical trends of sales and inventories for all subsectors. As for sales, users can also examine the data for provinces and territories. Key indicators such as sales and inventories, monthly changes and inventories-to-sales ratios are presented in interactive charts. The ten highest sales by industry for the current month, as well as the chained dollar versus current dollar sales comparison are also illustrated.

    The interactive tool also allows users to rank subsectors, either nationally or provincially, based on their total of monthly sales. Quality indicators are accompanied for the data as well.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0003-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 081-0018)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale sales, price and volume, for Canada, includes all members under North American Industry Classification System. Data are seasonally adjusted, available on a monthly basis in dollars x 1,000,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0003-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale sales, price and volume for motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers. Data are seasonally adjusted, available for Canada on a monthly basis in dollars x 1,000,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0074-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 081-0011)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale trade sales, available for all members under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and adjustments dimensions, available monthly, for Canada, provinces and territories, in dollars X 1,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0074-02
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale trade sales for motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers. Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data are available on a monthly basis for Canada, provinces and territories, in dollars X 1,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0076-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 081-0012)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale trade inventories, available for all members under adjustments and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) dimensions, available on a monthly basis, for Canada, in dollars x 1,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0076-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description:

    Wholesale trade inventories for motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers. Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data are available on a monthly basis for Canada, in dollars x 1,000.

    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Table: 20-10-0001-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 079-0003)
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Frequency: Monthly
    Description: Number of units and total sales of new motor vehicles by vehicle type and origin of manufacture, monthly.
    Release date: 2022-05-13

  • 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: 2022-05-12

  • Data Visualization: 71-607-X2019008
    Description:

    This interactive dashboard provides access to current and historical data for the Retail Commodity Survey (RCS) in a dynamic and customizable format. Current retail sales estimates are presented in interactive charts, allowing users to compare and analyze retail sales in the RCS series by both product type and retail subsector.

    This web-based application is updated quarterly, as soon as the data for the latest reference period is released in The Daily.

    Release date: 2022-05-06
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Analysis (77) (0 to 10 of 77 results)

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20221363647
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2022-05-16

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2022007
    Description:

    This document describes the methodology and data source for the monthly average retail prices table. This supplement also explains the difference between the Consumer Price Index and average retail prices in context of inflation.

    Release date: 2022-05-04

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20221123660
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2022-04-22

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2022097708
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2022-04-07

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2022010
    Description:

    This infographic features alcohol sales in Canada for the April 2020 to March 2021 fiscal year. It gives a breakdown of standard alcoholic drinks sold per week, sales by type of beverage, and the share of domestic vs import sales.

    Release date: 2022-02-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20220463304
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2022-02-15

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2022018691
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2022-01-18

  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202100100035
    Description:

    Different industries have been impacted in various ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, retail trade was one of the hardest hit by public health restrictions, but in recent months, retail business sentiment has improved significantly. This paper presents a portrait of the pandemic's impact on businesses in retail trade and the expectations of these businesses moving forward. It involves an examination of the data produced by the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions.

    Release date: 2021-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 62F0014M2021013
    Description:

    This article presents the data sources and methodology for the Wholesale Services Price Index (WSPI). The WSPI measures the monthly and the quarterly changes in the price of wholesale services in Canada. The index is an indicator of economic activity in the wholesales services sector, as well as a tool that can be utilized by the industry for cost monitoring, contract assessment and benchmark comparisons.

    Release date: 2021-06-30

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2021034
    Description:

    This infographic features alcohol sales in Canada for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. It gives a breakdown of standard alcoholic drinks sold per week, sales by type of beverage, and the share of domestic vs. import sales.

    Release date: 2021-04-21
Reference (19)

Reference (19) (0 to 10 of 19 results)

  • Notices and consultations: 63F0022X
    Description:

    Statistics Canada's annual retail trade surveys are undergoing changes. Two activities underlie these changes. The re-design of our annual retail trade questionnaires is one. The other is the conversion from the 1980 Standard Industrial Classification (1980 SIC) to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). These activities will have significant impacts on the output of the annual surveys.

    This paper has two goals. The first is to inform retail store data users, industry analysts, trade associations and other stakeholders about these changes. The second is to consult with stakeholders on possible data outputs resulting from the changes.

    The paper is organized into five parts. Following the introduction, Part II describes the outputs from the current surveys and compares and contrasts the current outputs with the new. Part III focuses on the introduction of NAICS codes and the changes in coverage for retail trade. In Part IV, the benefits resulting from the above changes are outlined. The final part (Part V) seeks comments or suggestions from data users, retail trade associations and industry specialists on the release of data products as a result of the changes to the surveys.

    Release date: 2001-02-01

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 1726
    Description: The purpose of this program is to provide statistical information on the operations of provincial and territorial liquor authorities in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2008
    Description: This survey collects detailed information about retail commodity sales in Canada to produce estimates of the distribution of the sales of various commodities at the national level, for different types of retail outlets in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2401
    Description: This survey provides information on the performance of the wholesale trade sector and when combined with other statistics, represents an important indicator of the Canadian economy.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2402
    Description: This survey collects data on monthly retail sales (in dollars and in units) of new motor vehicles sold in Canada.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2404
    Description: This survey collected data on sales of merchandise by vending machine operators through automatic vending machines, type of machine, percentage distribution of vending machines and sales, and by location for Canada and the provinces.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2405
    Description: This survey provided data on commodities sold and breakdown by method of distribution, i.e. personal selling, direct mail and other methods.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2406
    Description: The Monthly Retail Trade Survey collects sales, e-commerce sales, and the number of retail locations by province, territory, and selected Census Metropolitan Areas (CMA) from a sample of retailers.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2408
    Description: This monthly survey collects retail sales for all department stores classified under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 452110 (including concessions such as travel center or restaurant sales). The data collected from this survey is integrated with the data collected from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey (record number 2406) and is released at the same time as the latter.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2409
    Description: This survey collects and measures total annual retail sales made by chain and department store organizations through retail outlets.

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