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Canadian international merchandise trade, February 2022
In February, Canada’s merchandise imports were up 3.9%, following a 7.5% decline in January. Meanwhile, exports rose 2.8% in February. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade surplus with the world narrowed from $3.1 billion in January to $2.7 billion in February.
Study: Language used at work by graduates of English, French or bilingual postsecondary institutions
According to a new study, the language of the postsecondary institution that graduates attended may be associated with the language they then use in the workplace.
Canadian international trade in services, February 2022
Canada’s monthly international trade in services deficit narrowed from $628 million in January to $317 million in February. Overall, exports of services increased 2.8% to $11.6 billion, while imports edged up 0.1% to $11.9 billion.
Multifactor productivity growth estimates and industry productivity database, 2020: productivity growth during the COVID-19 pandemic
Multifactor productivity, measured as output per unit of combined labour and capital inputs, increased 0.5% in the Canadian business sector in 2020. The growth in 2020 reflected a 6.5% decrease in output, and a 7.0% decline in the combined inputs of capital and labour.
Commercial rents in key Canadian economic markets, analytical supplement for the fourth quarter of 2021
Commercial rents rose 0.8% in the fourth quarter of 2021, following an identical increase (+0.8%) in the third quarter. The increase was shared among all three building types, led by higher rents for industrial buildings and warehouses (+1.0%), followed by retail buildings (+0.9%) and office buildings (+0.5%).
Canadian foreign post indexes, April 2022
Data on Canadian foreign post indexes are now available for April.
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