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Canada’s balance of international payments, first quarter 2021
Canada’s current account balance (on a seasonally adjusted basis) posted a $1.2 billion surplus in the first quarter after recording a $5.3 billion deficit in the fourth quarter of 2020. In the financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), portfolio investment was the main contributor to the net lending activity.
Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, April 2021
The Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) rose 1.6% month over month in April and 14.3% compared to April 2020. The Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) increased 1.0% on a monthly basis in April and 56.4% compared to April 2020.
Freight Rail Services Price Index, May 2021
The Freight Rail Services Price Index (2018=100) is now available for May.
Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, April 2021
The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (2003=100) is now available for April.
Food availability, 2020
The pandemic impacted some aspects of the food supply chain from farm to fork, leading to the temporary shutdown of slaughterhouses and food processing plants, labour shortages, trade restrictions and a shift in consumer demand away from restaurant fare to home cooking.
Access to the Internet in Canada, 2020
More than ever, Canadians relied on the Internet to perform various activities in their daily lives in 2020. Access to the Internet at home has become essential for many Canadians who have had to adjust the way they work, study, keep in touch with loved ones, make purchases and use online services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Urban public transit, March 2021
While public transit ridership edged up in March, it remained far below pre-pandemic levels.
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