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January 24, 2020
Retail trade, November 2019
In November, retail sales rose 0.9% to $51.5 billion, largely offsetting the 1.1% decline in October. The increase was primarily attributable to higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and food and beverage stores, both of which were down in October.
International Day of Education
Today is the International Day of Education, a day set by the United Nations General Assembly to emphasize the fact that education is a fundamental right and public good.
Annual Head Office Survey, 2018
Despite head office closures in several sectors, including retail, the number of head offices increased moderately (+0.3%) to 2,737 in 2018, and head office employment rose slightly (+0.1%) to 228,291 employees. The addition of new head offices for cannabis companies was one factor driving this increase.
Retail Services Price Index, third quarter 2019
The Retail Services Price Index (RSPI) increased 1.2% in the third quarter, following a 0.4% decline in the previous quarter. Margins were up in 6 of the 10 major retail subsectors surveyed.
Wholesale Services Price Index, third quarter 2019
Quarter over quarter, the Wholesale Services Price Index (WSPI) declined 1.7% in the third quarter, led primarily by petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (-13.4%), followed by machinery, equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (-2.4%), and miscellaneous merchant wholesalers (-4.5%).
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index, third quarter 2019
The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index decreased 0.2% in the third quarter, following a 0.6% rise in the second quarter.
Oilseed crushing statistics, December 2019
Oilseed processors crushed 899 331 tonnes of canola in December. Oil production totalled 395 209 tonnes, while meal production totalled 502 166 tonnes.
Milled wheat and wheat flour produced, December 2019
Millers milled 246 765 tonnes of wheat in December, while wheat flour production totalled 190 081 tonnes.
Deliveries of major grains, December 2019
Data on major grain deliveries are now available for December.
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