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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Prices and price indexes

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, January 2017

The Industrial Product Price Index rose 0.4% in January, mainly due to higher prices for energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index increased 1.7%, led by higher prices for animals and animal products.

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Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, January 2017

The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) increased 3.8% in January, largely reflecting the annual increase in base prices by major companies that typically occurs in January.

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Information and communications technology

The sharing economy in Canada,

From November 2015 to October 2016, an estimated 9.5% of persons (or 2.7 million people) aged 18 and older living in Canada participated in the sharing economy by using peer-to-peer ride services or private accommodation services.

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Construction

Non-residential Capital and Repair Expenditures, 2015 (revised), 2016 (preliminary) and 2017 (intentions)

Capital spending on non-residential tangible assets is anticipated to edge up 0.8% in 2017, following two consecutive annual declines. Expenditures by private sector organizations have been decreasing annually since 2014, while spending by public sector organizations has risen.

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Transportation

Railway carloadings, December 2016

The volume of rail freight carried in Canada totalled 29.1 million tonnes in December, up 0.1% from the same month in 2015.

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Agriculture

Poultry and egg statistics, December 2016

Egg production rose 6.0% from December 2015 to 64.3 million dozen in December 2016.

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Business, consumer and property services

Food services and drinking places, December 2016

Sales in the food services and drinking places subsector were down 0.2% to $5.5 billion in December, offsetting the gain from November. Weaker sales at limited-service eating places was the main contributor to the decline.

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Manufacturing

Production and disposition of tobacco products, January 2017

Canadian manufacturers produced 1.7 billion cigarettes in January, up 16.8% from December. Cigarette production increased 4.5% compared with the same month a year earlier.

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Retail and wholesale

Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey, third quarter 2016

Retail sales in Canada increased 2.0% from the third quarter of 2015 to $138.1 billion in the third quarter of 2016.

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