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The Daily Friday, March 25, 2022

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Farm operating revenues and expenses, 2020

In addition to climate change and trade barriers being major factors that greatly affected farming, 2020 added another factor with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, Canadian farmers experienced a profitable year due in large part to higher crop revenues, bouncing back after a year of reduced exports to China.

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Dairy statistics, January 2022

The total amount of milk sold off farms in January decreased 2.2% year over year to 785 736 kilolitres. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes decreased 0.4% to 223 386 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes decreased 2.9% year over year to 562 351 kilolitres.

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Real-time local business conditions, March 14 to 20, 2022

Weekly data on real-time local business conditions are now available for March 14 to 20, 2022.

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Engineering services industry, 2020

After a strong comeback in 2019, the operating revenue of the engineering services industry grew moderately by 1.9% to $33.7 billion in 2020. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many activities related to the engineering services industry were categorized as essential, mainly for construction projects in the energy, mining and transportation sectors. Still, significant economic uncertainty weighed on business expansion plans. There were also delays in the development of projects—particularly at the onset of the pandemic and during 2020—because of COVID-19 outbreaks among workers, which may have impacted project development timelines.

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Municipal government financial statistics, 2018

Financial data for individual municipalities and other local public administrations are now available for 2018. These exploratory data have been acquired through published financial statements and adjusted to be aligned with the Government Finance Statistics international standard developed by the International Monetary Fund.

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Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: Flash estimate, February 2022

Given the rapidly evolving economic situation, Statistics Canada is providing an advance estimate of sales in the manufacturing sector for February. Advance results indicate that total manufacturing sales rose 3.7% in February. The growth was mainly due to higher sales in the motor vehicle, petroleum and coal, wood, as well as food product industries.

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Production and disposition of tobacco products, February 2022

Canadian manufacturers produced 1.2 billion cigarettes in February 2022, up 6.9% from January 2022. Cigarette production was 26.5% lower compared with February 2021.

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Research and development personnel, 2019

Canada’s research and development (R&D) expenditures have risen steadily in recent years, driven mainly by increased spending from businesses and higher education institutions. Key factors in this growth, however, are the contributions and commitments from employees.

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