Business demand across Canada for personal protective equipment during COVID-19

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Business demand across Canada for personal protective equipment during COVID-19

Results from the Personal Protective Equipment Survey, February 2021


Percentage of businesses requiring PPE, by region, October 2020 to February 2021
Table summary
This table displays the results of Percentage of businesses requiring PPE. The information is grouped by Geography (appearing as row headers), Oct-20, Dec-20 and Feb-21, calculated using percentage units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Geography Oct-20 Dec-20 Feb-21
percentage
Canada 66.3 66.9 65.0
Atlantic provinces 61.7 64.5 61.3
Quebec 58.0 58.6 56.9
Ontario 68.3 68.1 68.0
Alberta 70.7 66.7 67.8
Saskatchewan and Manitoba 64.4 66.9 67.8
British Columbia 72.4 76.4 66.9
Territories 56.2 56.3 62.9

Demand for PPE products, by region, February 2021
Table summary
This table displays the results of Demand for PPE products. The information is grouped by  Geography (appearing as row headers), Hand sanitizer, Disinfectant, Disinfectant wipes, Surgical masks and Nitrile gloves, calculated using percentage units of measure (appearing as column headers).
 Geography Hand sanitizer Disinfectant Disinfectant wipes Surgical masks Nitrile gloves
percentage
Canada 93.2 77.6 67.1 44.7 37.3
Atlantic provinces 92.3 77.7 69.9 32.1 36.6
Quebec 93.7 81.3 55.8 64.1 33.5
Ontario 92.7 77.5 68.9 43.8 36.0
Alberta 91.6 80.3 78.8 47.3 47.4
Saskatchewan and Manitoba 91.6 71.0 64.9 33.9 37.4
British Columbia 96.0 73.8 65.2 31.9 36.7
Territories 94.0 81.3 88.1 n/a Note 1 45.3

Source: Statistics Canada, Personal Protective Equipment Survey, October 2020, December 2020 and February 2021.

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