Table 8
Operating expenses for other sound recording industries, Canada, 2007 and 2008

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Operating expenses for other sound recording industries, Canada, 2007 and 2008
  2008 p 2007 r
Industry expenditures  
Salaries, wages and benefits 41.4 39.7
Commissions paid to non-employees x x
Professional and business services fees 4.6 3.0
Subcontract expenses x 7.9
Charges for services provided by Head Office 0.0 0.0
Cost of goods sold x x
Office supplies 2.4 2.4
Rental and leasing 7.9 6.4
Repair and maintenance 2.9 1.6
Insurance x x
Advertising, marketing and promotions x x
Travel, meals and entertainment 3.1 3.1
Utilities and telecommunications expenses 1.8 2.3
Property and business taxes, licences and permits x x
Royalties, rights, licensing and franchise fees x x
Delivery, warehousing, postage and courier 0.8 0.8
Financial services fees 0.7 0.3
Amortization and depreciation of tangible and intangible assets 7.2 5.8
Bad debts x x
All other expenses 14.2 18.8
Total operating expenses 1 100.0 100.0
Total operating expenses exclude write-offs, capital losses, extraordinary losses, interest on borrowing, and other non-recurring items.
Due to rounding, components may not add to total. Based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and includes all establishments classified under 512290. The smallest firms, in terms of revenues earned, are not included in these estimates. These firms account for a relatively small portion of total industry revenues.