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  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2017394

    For many goods, such as dairy products and alcoholic beverages, the presence of substantial (non-tariff) barriers to provincial trade is widely recognized. If these non-tariff barriers matter, intraprovincial trade should be stronger than interprovincial trade, all else being equal. However, comparing intraprovincial and interprovincial trade levels is challenging, because intraprovincial trade is heavily skewed toward short-distance flows. When these are not properly taken into account by gravity-based trade models, intraprovincial trade levels—provincial border effects—tend to be overestimated.

    Release date: 2017-09-14

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2015099

    In the aftermath of 9/11, a new security regime was imposed on Canada–U.S. truck-borne trade, raising the question of whether the border has ‘thickened.’ Did the cost of moving goods across the border by truck rise? If so, by how much, and have these additional costs persisted through time? Building on previous work that measured the premium paid by shippers to move goods across the Canada–U.S. border by truck, from the mid- to late 2000s, this paper extends the time series back to 1994, encompassing the pre- and post-9/11 eras.

    Release date: 2015-07-24

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201504210361
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-02-11

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201500114132

    This study uses the Trucking Commodity Origin and Destination Survey to examine the dangerous goods transported by the Canadian for-hire trucking industry from 2004 to 2012, focusing on tonnage, types of goods and average distances.

    Release date: 2015-02-11

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20142553684
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2012020
    Geography: Canada

    This article in the Economic Insights series examines how much crossing the border adds to the cost of moving goods by truck. It quantifies the cost of border delays, border-related compliance costs, and other costs associated with moving goods to and from Canada's main trading partner. It is based on the paper Trucking Across the Border: The Relative Cost of Cross-border and Domestic Trucking, 2004 to 2009, by William Anderson and Mark Brown.

    Release date: 2012-11-19

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2012081
    Geography: Canada

    Despite the elimination of tariff barriers between Canada and the United States, the volume of trade between the two countries has been less than would be expected if there were no impediments. While considerable work has been done to gauge the degree of integration between the Canadian and U.S. economies through trade, relatively little analysis has parsed out the underlying costs for cross-border trade. The costs of crossing the border can be divided into formal tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers, and the cost of the transport system itself. This paper focuses on the latter by estimating the cost of shipping goods by truck between Canada and the U.S. during the 2004-to-2009 period. The analysis assesses the degree to which costs to ship goods by truck to and from the U.S. exceed those within Canada by measuring the additional costs on a level and an ad valorem basis. The latter provides an estimate of the tariff equivalent transportation cost that applies to cross-border trade. These costs are further broken down into fixed and variable (line-haul) costs. Higher fixed costs are consistent with border delays and border compliance costs which are passed on to the consumers of trucking services. Higher line-haul costs may result from difficulties obtaining backhauls for a portion of the trip home. Such difficulties may stem from trade imbalances and regulations that restrict the ability of Canadian-based carriers to transport goods between two points in the United States.

    Release date: 2012-11-19

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20121743584
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-06-22

  • Articles and reports: 16-002-X201000211283
    Geography: Canada

    This study looks at access to and use of public transit in 2007, using data from the Households and the Environment Survey.

    Release date: 2010-06-29

  • Articles and reports: 16-001-M2009009
    Geography: Canada

    The Canadian Vehicle Survey (CVS) is a voluntary, vehicle-based survey that provides quarterly and annual estimates of road vehicle activity. This includes vehicle-kilometres and passenger-kilometres as well as a number of other elements related to the trip such as sex of driver, time of day and season.

    In 2007, the sample size of the CVS was increased in order to address a data gap regarding consumption of fuel for personal use. The CVS was seen as a possible solution to getting better insight into the household component of fuel consumption. By differentiating between types of vehicle use the CVS can provide estimates of fuel consumed for personal and business purposes.

    The aims of this report are twofold. The first is to present a national, annual profile of vehicle fuel consumption by type of use. The second is to compare the fuel quantities produced by the CVS with other known data sources, especially those data generated by Statistics Canada. This data comparison will provide grounding for future work using this data. Explanations are put forward to account for discrepancies between the data.

    Release date: 2009-11-05
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 53-222-X19970004367

    This study deals with the introduction of the newly developed North American Industry Classification system (NAICS), and its impact on the Trucking surveys at Statistics Canada. This paper provides an overview of the uses and needs of an industry classification system and the processes involved in the collection, implementation and dissemination of trucking statistics based on this new classification.

    Release date: 1999-02-09

  • 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: 2741
    Description: The purpose of the Trucking Commodity Origin and Destination Survey is to measure the commodity movements and the outputs of the Canadian trucking industry.

  • 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: 2743
    Description: This annual survey provides establishment-oriented industry statistics (such as basic input and output data of the Canadian passenger bus industry) and transportation-oriented statistics (including distance run, passengers and equipment operated).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2744
    Description: This monthly survey covers those establishments with annual revenue of $1,000,000 and over as recorded in Passenger Bus Statistics (record number 2743).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2745
    Description: This survey is conducted by Statistics Canada in order to collect the necessary information to support the Integrated Business Statistics Program (IBSP). This survey collects data essential for the statistical analysis of the passenger bus industry and its impact on the Canadian economy. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2746
    Description: This survey collects data from provincial and territorial ministries of Finance on the sales of gasoline, diesel fuels and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for which road taxes were paid.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2747
    Description: This annual release provides counts of light road motor vehicles, medium and heavy duty trucks, buses, motorcycles and mopeds, trailers and off-road, construction and farm vehicle registrations obtained from the provincial and territorial governments.

  • 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.
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