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April 24, 2015

Foreign direct investment
2014

The stock of Canadian direct investment abroad grew by 8.8% in 2014, reflecting both outward investment flows as well as the upward revaluation effect of a weaker Canadian dollar against the US dollar. Meanwhile, the level of foreign direct investment in Canada rose by 5.8%, led by investment flows from the United States.

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April 23, 2015

Principal field crop areas
March 2015

Canadian farmers intend to plant more wheat, oats and barley in 2015 than they did in 2014, while canola and soybean areas should decrease slightly.

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April 23, 2015

Employment Insurance
February 2015

The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits rose by 2.0% (+9,900) to 509,800 in February, following five months of little change. Compared with 12 months earlier, the number of beneficiaries was down slightly (-0.7% or -3,500).

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April 21, 2015

Wholesale trade
February 2015

Wholesale sales declined for a second consecutive month in February, decreasing 0.4% to $53.6 billion, their lowest level in six months. Sales were down in three of seven subsectors, accounting for 51% of wholesale sales.

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