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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.

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Labour

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%.

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Agriculture

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.

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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.

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Energy

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.

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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.

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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.

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Statistical methods

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.

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