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Thursday
Jul092015

Stats Canada: Business Dynamics Measures released

Statistics Canada: CANSIM Table 527-0001

On June 30, 2015, Statistics Canada released "Business and employment dynamics data at the national level, 2013".  

The report includes a series of charts detailing the number of private sector businesses in Canada from 2009 to 2013, how many businesses were formed and how many disappeared.  In 2013, there were 1,090,500 private sector businesses in Canada - an increase of almost 8,000 over 2012. 

The numbers are also broken down by industry classification and contribution and destruction of employment creation. 

Retail Trade (16.3%), Manufacturing (13.1%) and Accommodation and Food Services (10.1%) made up the largest share of the Canadian economy in 2013. 

The industry to contribute the most to employment creation was Construction at 13.3%, with Retail Trade second and Accommodation and Food Services third.  

Interestingly, those industries also contributed the most to employment destruction.  

Business and employment dynamics data at the national level, 2013

Tuesday
Jun302015

From the Stats Canada desk - June 2015

Each month Statistics Canada issues a number of snapshots of Canada's social and economic picture through "The Daily", the department's official release bulletin.   

Also in June: 

  • The market value of Canadian employer-sponsored pension funds grew by 3.0% to $1.5 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2014, marking a sixth consecutive quarterly increase.
    On an annual basis, pension fund assets increased by 12.3% in value in 2014, compared with gains of 11.9% in 2013 and 9.7% in 2012.
  • The number of jobs in tourism industries was 1.7 million in 2013. These jobs, which include both employee jobs and jobs from self-employment, represented 9.4% of the 18.0 million jobs in Canada.
  • Lumber production by sawmills increased 13.0% from February to 5, 658.7 thousand cubic metres in March. Compared with March 2014, lumber production rose by 9.2%.
  • Shipments of asphalt shingles reached 3.2 million metric bundles in April, down 29.5% from the previous month. Production of asphalt shingles decreased 6.6% to 3.8 million metric bundles.

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