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The Daily Thursday, December 20, 2018

Press Release

December 20, 2018

Wholesale trade, October 2018

Wholesale sales rose 1.0% to $63.8 billion in October, more than offsetting the 0.7% decline in September. Sales were up in four of seven subsectors, representing about 68% of total wholesale sales.

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Payroll employment, earnings and hours, October 2018

Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $1,009 in October, up 0.6% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, earnings increased by 2.5%.

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Canada’s population estimates, third quarter 2018

Canada’s population was 37,242,571 on October 1, 2018, up 183,715 from July 1, 2018, according to preliminary population estimates. This was the largest increase in number since the beginning of the period covered by the current demographic accounting system in July 1971. The country’s population growth rate in the third quarter of 2018 was 0.5%, an increase rarely seen in past quarters.

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Travel between Canada and other countries, October 2018

US residents made 2.0 million trips to Canada in October, up 0.8% from September.

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Energy supply and demand, 2017

Primary energy production in Canada increased 5.0% in 2017 to 20,741 petajoules, following a 3.1% increase in 2016.

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Monthly Mineral Production Survey, October 2018

Data for October from the Monthly Mineral Production Survey, including the Monthly Survey of Smelters and Metal Refineries, are now available on the Monthly Statistics of Mineral Production page of the Natural Resources Canada website.

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Refined petroleum products, November 2018

Data on the production, inventories and domestic sales of refined petroleum products for Canada and the regions are now available for November upon request.

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Dairy statistics, October 2018

The total amount of milk sold off farms decreased 0.1% year over year to 758 776 kilolitres in October. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes increased 0.5% to 240 857 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes decreased 0.4% in October to 517 919 kilolitres.

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For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index, third quarter 2018

The For-hire Motor Carrier Freight Services Price Index increased for the ninth consecutive quarter, rising 1.6% in the third quarter following a 3.1% gain in the second quarter.

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Survey Methodology, December 2018

This special issue of Survey Methodology contains 10 selected papers from those presented at the 9th Colloque francophone sur les sondages, held from October 11 to 14, 2016, in Gatineau.

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