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July 8, 2021
After an unprecedented decline early in the pandemic, the number of adults in custody rose steadily over the summer and fell again in December 2020
The average number of adults in federal, provincial and territorial custody on any given day in 2020 fluctuated in tandem with the pandemic. During the early months of the pandemic, there was a record 15% decline in the number of adults in Canadian correctional institutions, falling from 37,976 in February to 32,091 in April 2020. Historically, monthly changes in counts of adults in custody rarely exceed 1%.
Retail Commodity Survey, April 2021
Retail sales reached $54.6 billion in April, an increase of 58.7% compared to the same month a year prior. This marked the largest increase on record for the sector, largely attributable to the sharp declines seen at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020. Higher sales were reported in 18 of the 19 commodity categories.
Asphalt roofing material, May 2021
Shipments of asphalt shingles totalled 3.4 million metric bundles in May—up 2.3% from the previous month and up 34.1% from May 2020.
Canadian Economic News, June 2021
The June issue of Canadian Economic News is now available.
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