Talking Business - Manufacturing

Catalogue number: Catalogue number: 11-629-x

Issue number: 2015030

June 2015

Talking Business - Manufacturing - Transcript

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(The title of the video "Talking Business – Manufacturing", the Statistics Canada identifier and the Canada wordmark appear on the screen.)

We lounge on it.

(Family on couch. Close-up of the sofa's fabric.)

We walk in it.

(Feet walking. Close-up of the leather shoes.)

We drive in it.

(Black car speeding by. Close-up of the car's wheels.)

We digest it.

(A person opens the package of a breakfast sandwich and puts it on a plate. Close-up of the sandwich.)

We rely on it.

(Two girls each holding a backpack are sitting around a small green table. Macro close-up of the backpack zipper closing.)

It's manufacturing.

(A shot of a factory from a distance with the word "MANUFACTURING" superimposed over the image.)

Manufacturers have the capacity to produce virtually every product we use in our day-to-day lives.

(A shot of an unidentifiable product rolling off a belt inside a factory. It then fades out to another image of another product being produced.)

Having the most up to date and relevant statistical information in the manufacturing sector is more important than some people realize.

(A scene of a forklift moving pallets of boxes around the factory floor. It then fades out to a scene of a woman pointing to a presentation on a monitor to a group of men and women sitting around a table.)

Data about manufacturing allow businesses and governments to better understand manufacturing and how it changes over time.

(A person's hand is seen holding a pen and writing on documents with graphs and charts. The person then uses a calculator. The scene zooms out and a man is seen using a tablet upon which appear some graphs and pie charts.)

These data also influence economic and fiscal decisions made by various levels of government.

(The screen shows a scene of five men and one woman having a meeting.)

Did you know that about 100,000 manufacturers in Canada employ roughly 1.5 million Canadians?

(A scene in a factory. Along the bottom of the screen appear a white bar and the words "Manufacturing employment in Canada". At the top of the image the words "100,000 manufacturers in Canada employ roughly" appear followed by the words "1.5 MILLION Canadians".)

Most are small with an average of 15 employees,

(A scene of smokestacks. Over the image appears a graphic representation of a factory with the word "Small". The graphic and the word move to the top right hand corner of the screen. At the lower left hand corner appear the number "15" inside an orange circle and the word "Employees".)

but the largest 300 manufacturers account for 80% of all sales.

(A larger blue circle with the number "300" inside and the word "Manufacturers" appear over the previous images. The blue circle shrinks and moves over to the top left hand corner of the screen and a price-tag shaped image with "80%" inside and the words "of ALL Sales" below it appear at the bottom right hand corner.)

Canadians purchase about half of what we manufacture; Americans buy about 40%; Europe buys 3.5%; China buys 2%.

(A map of the world appears. Simultaneously, small flags on posts appear over Canada, the USA, Europe and China. The camera zooms in and pans across the map. The corresponding percentages – 40%, 50%, 3.5% and 2% are seen inside the flags.)

Three of Canada's largest grossing industry aggregates are: transportation equipment, food manufacturing, and petroleum and coal products

("3 of" fades in, followed by a small flag of Canada and then the words "largest grossing" and "industry aggregates." A mock graph appears in the center of the screen. A blank screen appears where a mock graph appears on the left of the screen with the percentage "67%" and the words "Transportation equipment". To the right of this, another mock graph appears with the percentage "83%" and the words "Food manufacturing." A third graph appears to the right with the percentage "77%" and the words "Petroleum & coal products".)

The point is, manufacturers in Canada sell about $50 billion dollars worth of goods per month - that's $600 billion dollars per year - the largest single non-service contributor to the economy.

(A map of the world with a series of "+" signs inside small circles over Canada appears and the words 'MANUFACTURERS IN CANADA" are displayed below the map. Then the text "$50 billion worth of goods per month" flashes across the top of the screen quickly followed by "$600 billion per year". The scene is replaced with that of people walking on the street. The camera zooms in, and the words "the LARGEST single non-service contributor to the economy" appear.)

For decision makers affected by the manufacturing sector, having the right statistical information at their finger tips is of great importance.

(A series of film strips appear on the screen. The camera pans across and zooms into one strip where two men are seen having a discussion in front of a computer screen. The camera pans to another film strip where a man is seen sitting and looking at a laptop while a woman stands behind him and looks over his shoulder.)

Talking Business brought to you by:

  • Monthly Survey of Manufacturing,
  • Annual Survey of Manufacturing,
  • Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours

(A white screen appears with the Statistics Canada identifier at the top left hand corner, and a hand holding a marker and a red checkmark at the opposite corner. The following words appear in the middle of the screen as a list: "Talking Business brought to you by:

  • Monthly Survey of Manufacturing
  • Annual Survey of Manufacturing
  • Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours.)

For more in-formation on these and other surveys, visit

(The Statistics Canada website address appears against the same background:

Statistics Canada. Serving Canadians with high quality statistical information that mat-ters.

(Against the same background, the following text appears in the center of the screen: "Serving Canadians with high quality statistical information that matters".)

(The website address fades to black, and the Canada wordmark fades in.)

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