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Friday, November 24, 2017
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Business performance and ownership
Quarterly financial statistics for enterprises, third quarter 2017
Canadian corporations earned $100.5 billion in operating profits in the third quarter, up $7.9 billion or 8.5% from the second quarter.
Farm income, 2016 (revised data)
Realized net farm income totalled $8.4 billion in 2016, up 4.2% from the previous year. This follows a 7.1% rise in 2015, and marks the sixth increase in the past seven years.
Farm cash receipts, January to September 2017
Farm cash receipts for Canadian farmers totalled $45.4 billion in the first three quarters of 2017, up 3.3% from the same period in 2016. This was the seventh consecutive year-over-year increase in receipts for the January-to-September period. Year-over-year gains in each quarter of 2017 contributed to the increase.
Dairy statistics, September 2017
Production of specialty cheese during the first three quarters of 2017 (January to September) increased 5.2% compared to the same period last year. Varieties of specialty cheeses that have increased production over that same period include parmesan (+16.0%), Havarti (+3.3%) and mozzarella (+5.5%).
Prices and price indexes
Commercial Software Price Index, October 2017
The Commercial Software Price Index (CSPI) increased 1.0% from September to October.
Computer and peripherals price indexes, October 2017
The price of desktop and similar computers, laptop and tablet computers, and servers rose 0.2% in October.
Machinery and Equipment Price Index, third quarter 2017
The Machinery and Equipment Price Index (MEPI) decreased 5.7% in the third quarter, following a 1.6% increase in the second quarter. The import component was down 7.1% while the domestic component decreased 1.2%.
StatCan Blog: Ten years of measuring physical activity—What have we learned?,
Statistics Canada's researchers have been busy for the last decade tracking the activity levels of Canadians.
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