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Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Building permits, October 2016
Municipalities issued $7.6 billion worth of building permits in October, up 8.7% from September. Higher construction intentions for commercial structures and residential dwellings in Alberta were responsible for much of the gain.
Industrial capacity utilization rates, third quarter 2016
Canadian industries operated at 81.9% of their production capacity in the third quarter, up from 79.7% in the previous quarter. The increase was mainly attributable to the oil and gas extraction industry as operations resumed following the Fort McMurray wildfires.
Prices and price indexes
New Housing Price Index, October 2016
The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.4% in October compared with the previous month. The combined region of Toronto and Oshawa contributed the most to the monthly increase.
Public Sector Universe, 2008 to 2014
Public Sector Universe data are now available for the 2008 to 2014 period for the federal and provincial-territorial governments and the government business enterprises they control.
Study: Difficulty accessing health care services in Canada, 2003 to 2013
Over 70% of Canadians 15 years of age and older reported no difficulty accessing health care when they needed it in 2013. This percentage has not changed significantly since 2003.
Culture and leisure
Film, television and video post-production, 2015
Total operating revenue for the film, television and video post-production industry rose 23.6% from 2013 to $994.5 million in 2015, largely driven by higher sales of visual effects and animation services. At the same time, total operating expenses increased by 24.1% from 2013 to $898.8 million in 2015. Nearly half of the industry expenses (48.3%) were associated with salaries, wages, commissions and benefits.
Sawmills, September 2016
Lumber production by sawmills rose 3.0% from August to 5,917.6 thousand cubic metres in September. Production was 6.4% higher than in September 2015.
Fall rye and winter wheat seeded areas, fall 2016
Areas seeded to fall rye and winter wheat in the fall of 2016 are now available.
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