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Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Business performance and ownership
Quarterly financial statistics for enterprises, second quarter 2015
Canadian corporations earned $80.9 billion in operating profits in the second quarter, up 12.9% from the previous quarter. The increase was mainly the result of a turnaround in profits in the financial sector.
Payroll employment, earnings and hours, June 2015
Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $955 in June, up 0.8% from the previous month. Compared with 12 months earlier, weekly earnings increased by 1.9%.
Farm Product Price Index, June 2015
The Farm Product Price Index (FPPI) increased 4.4% in June compared with June 2014, mainly as a result of higher cattle and grain prices. This was the 11th consecutive year-over-year increase, with gains beginning in August 2014 mainly because of higher livestock prices.
Poultry and egg statistics, June 2015
Egg production increased 5.8% in June from the same month a year earlier to 57.7 million dozen.
Electric power statistics, June 2015
Canada generated 44.3 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity in June, up 0.4% from the same month a year earlier. While electrical generation showed a slight increase, a gain in net electricity exports resulted in a 3.2% decline in overall available electricity in Canada, which totalled 39.0 million MWh in June.
Travel and tourism
Characteristics of international overnight travellers, first quarter 2015
Canadian residents made 8.6 million overnight trips abroad in the first quarter, with spending totalling $10.0 billion. Of these trips, 5.1 million had the United States as its destination, accounting for $5.2 billion worth of spending.
Prices and price indexes
Construction Union Wage Rate Index, July 2015
The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (including supplements) for Canada rose by 0.1% in July compared with the previous month. The composite index increased 1.8% in the 12 months to July.
Real-time CANSIM tables
Statistics Canada is launching a new series of data tables—the real-time CANSIM tables—for 20 economic and social data time series to add more depth and context to some of its key datasets.
New products and studies
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