Monthly Coke Supply and Disposition Survey - 2023

Why are we conducting this survey?

This survey is conducted by Statistics Canada in order to collect the necessary information to support the Integrated Business Statistics Program (IBSP). This program combines various survey and administrative data to develop comprehensive measures of the Canadian economy.

The statistical information from the IBSP serves many purposes, including:

  • Obtaining information on the supply of, and/or demand for, energy in Canada
  • Enabling governmental agencies to fulfill their regulatory responsibilities in regards to public utilities
  • Enabling all levels of government to establish informed policies in the energy area
  • Assisting the business community in the corporate decision-making process.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Your participation in this survey is required under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Other important information

Authorization to collect this information

Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

Confidentiality

By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

Record linkages

To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the reporting burden, Statistics Canada may combine the acquired data with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician, specifying the organizations with which you do not want Statistics Canada to share your data and mailing it to the following address:

Chief Statistician of Canada
Statistics Canada
Attention of Director, Enterprise Statistics Division
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0T6

You may also contact us by email at statcan.esdhelpdesk-dsebureaudedepannage.statcan@statcan.gc.ca or by fax at 613-951-6583.

For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut as well as with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government, the ministère des Finances du Québec, the ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec, the ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec, the Manitoba Department of Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Alberta Energy, the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, the Canada Energy Regulator, Natural Resources Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Business or organization and contact information

1. Verify or provide the business or organization's legal and operating name and correct where needed.

Note: Legal name modifications should only be done to correct a spelling error or typo.

Legal Name

The legal name is one recognized by law, thus it is the name liable for pursuit or for debts incurred by the business or organization. In the case of a corporation, it is the legal name as fixed by its charter or the statute by which the corporation was created.

Modifications to the legal name should only be done to correct a spelling error or typo.

To indicate a legal name of another legal entity you should instead indicate it in question 3 by selecting 'Not currently operational' and then choosing the applicable reason and providing the legal name of this other entity along with any other requested information.

Operating Name

The operating name is a name the business or organization is commonly known as if different from its legal name. The operating name is synonymous with trade name.

  • Legal name
  • Operating name (if applicable)

2. Verify or provide the contact information of the designated business or organization contact person for this questionnaire and correct where needed.

Note: The designated contact person is the person who should receive this questionnaire. The designated contact person may not always be the one who actually completes the questionnaire.

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Title
  • Preferred language of communication
    • English
    • French
  • Mailing address (number and street)
  • City
  • Province, territory or state
  • Postal code or ZIP code
  • Country
    • Canada
    • United States
  • Email address
  • Telephone number (including area code)
  • Extension number (if applicable)
    The maximum number of characters is 5.
  • Fax number (including area code)

3. Verify or provide the current operational status of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name above.

  • Operational
  • Not currently operational (e.g., temporarily or permanently closed, change of ownership)
    Why is this business or organization not currently operational?
    • Seasonal operations
      • When did this business or organization close for the season?
        • Date
      • When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?
        • Date
    • Ceased operations
      • When did this business or organization cease operations?
        • Date
      • Why did this business or organization cease operations?
        • Bankruptcy
        • Liquidation
        • Dissolution
        • Other
      • Specify the other reasons why the operations ceased
    • Sold operations
      • When was this business or organization sold?
        • Date
      • What is the legal name of the buyer?
    • Amalgamated with other businesses or organizations
      • When did this business or organization amalgamate?
        • Date
      • What is the legal name of the resulting or continuing business or organization?
      • What are the legal names of the other amalgamated businesses or organizations?
    • Temporarily inactive but will re-open
      • When did this business or organization become temporarily inactive?
        • Date
      • When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?
        • Date
      • Why is this business or organization temporarily inactive?
    • No longer operating due to other reasons
      • When did this business or organization cease operations?
        • Date
      • Why did this business or organization cease operations?

4. Verify or provide the current main activity of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name above.

Note: The described activity was assigned using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

This question verifies the business or organization's current main activity as classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an industry classification system developed by the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico and the United States. Created against the background of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it is designed to provide common definitions of the industrial structure of the three countries and a common statistical framework to facilitate the analysis of the three economies. NAICS is based on supply-side or production-oriented principles, to ensure that industrial data, classified to NAICS, are suitable for the analysis of production-related issues such as industrial performance.

The target entity for which NAICS is designed are businesses and other organizations engaged in the production of goods and services. They include farms, incorporated and unincorporated businesses and government business enterprises. They also include government institutions and agencies engaged in the production of marketed and non-marketed services, as well as organizations such as professional associations and unions and charitable or non-profit organizations and the employees of households.

The associated NAICS should reflect those activities conducted by the business or organizational units targeted by this questionnaire only, as identified in the 'Answering this questionnaire' section and which can be identified by the specified legal and operating name. The main activity is the activity which most defines the targeted business or organization's main purpose or reason for existence. For a business or organization that is for-profit, it is normally the activity that generates the majority of the revenue for the entity.

The NAICS classification contains a limited number of activity classifications; the associated classification might be applicable for this business or organization even if it is not exactly how you would describe this business or organization's main activity.

Please note that any modifications to the main activity through your response to this question might not necessarily be reflected prior to the transmitting of subsequent questionnaires and as a result they may not contain this updated information.

The following is the detailed description including any applicable examples or exclusions for the classification currently associated with this business or organization.

Description and examples

  • This is the current main activity.
  • This is not the current main activity.

Please provide a brief but precise description of this business or organization's main activity.

e.g., breakfast cereal manufacturing, shoe store, software development

Main activity

5. You indicated that is not the current main activity.

Was this business or organization's main activity ever classified as: ?

  • Yes
    When did the main activity change?
    • Date
  • No

6. Search and select the industry classification code that best corresponds to this business or organization's main activity.

How to search:

  • if desired, you can filter the search results by first selecting this business or organization's activity sector
  • enter keywords or a brief description that best describes this business or organization main activity
  • press the Search button to search the database for an activity that best matches the keywords or description you provided
  • then select an activity from the list.

Select this business or organization's activity sector (optional)

  • Farming or logging operation
  • Construction company or general contractor
  • Manufacturer
  • Wholesaler
  • Retailer
  • Provider of passenger or freight transportation
  • Provider of investment, savings or insurance products
  • Real estate agency, real estate brokerage or leasing company
  • Provider of professional, scientific or technical services
  • Provider of health care or social services
  • Restaurant, bar, hotel, motel or other lodging establishment
  • Other sector

Method of collection

1. Indicate whether you will be answering the remaining questions or attaching files with the required information.

  • Answering the remaining questions
  • Attaching files

Coal imported from foreign countries

1. Did this business import coal from foreign countries?

  • Yes
  • No

2. What was the volume of coal imported from foreign countries?

Please report the volume of all coal imported from foreign countries during the reference month, in metric tonnes.

  • Metric tonnes

Coal purchased or received from Canadian (domestic) companies

3. Did this business purchase or receive coal from Canadian (domestic) companies?

  • Yes
  • No

4. From which provinces or territories did this business purchase or receive coal?

Select all that apply.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

5. What was the volume of coal purchased or received from the following provinces or territories?

  • Purchased during the month

Report the amounts of coal purchased or received during the reference month from Canadian (domestic) companies, by province and territory.

What was the volume of coal purchased or received from the following provinces or territories?
  Metric tonnes
a. Newfoundland and Labrador  
b. Prince Edward Island  
c. Nova Scotia  
d. New Brunswick  
e. Quebec  
f. Ontario  
g. Manitoba  
h. Saskatchewan  
i. Alberta  
j. British Columbia  
k. Yukon  
l. Northwest Territories  
m. Nunavut  
Total volume of coal purchased or received from all provinces or territories  

Opening inventory of coal for the month

6. This opening inventory is last month's closing inventory as provided by this business for coal on site and in transit.

Please review the value and if needed, make any modification.

When opening inventory is blank, please provide the opening inventory.

  • Opening inventory

Report the total amount of Canadian and imported coal at the beginning of the month. This should equal the stock at the end of the month from the previous month's report.

  • Metric tonnes

Disposition of coal for business's own use

7. What was the volume of coal used by this business for its own use?

What was the volume of coal used by this business for its own use?
  Metric tonnes
a. Volume of coal charged to coke ovens  
b. Volume of pulverized coal injection (PCI) used in blast furnaces  
c. All other business fuel uses for coal  
Total disposition of coal for business's own use  

Summary of total supply of coal for the month of [month]

8. This is a summary of the total supply of coal for the month of [month].

This opening inventory is last month's closing inventory as provided by this business. Correct if needed.

  • Inventory adjustments

Coal inventory adjustments includes, for example, washer losses, etc.

This is a summary of the total supply of coal for the month of [month].
  Metric tonnes
Opening inventory of coal on site and in transit  
Volume of coal imported from foreign countries  
Volume of coal purchased or received  
Total supply of coal for the month of [month]  
Total disposition of coal for business's own use  
Closing coal inventories before inventory adjustments  
Inventory adjustments  
Closing coal inventories after inventory adjustments  

Coke production

9. What was the volume of coke produced by this business?

  • Produced during the month

Report the amount of coke produced in your own plants during the month.

  • Metric tonnes

Coke imported from foreign countries

10. Did this business import coke from foreign countries?

  • Yes
  • No

11. What was the volume of coke imported from foreign countries?

  • Coke imported

Please report the total amount of coke imported from foreign countries.

  • Metric tonnes

Coke purchased or received from Canadian (domestic) companies

12. Did this business purchase or receive coke from Canadian (domestic) companies?

  • Yes
  • No

13. From which provinces or territories did this business purchase or receive coke?

Select all that apply.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

14. What was the volume of coke purchased or received from the following provinces or territories?

Please report the total amount of coke received or purchased from Canadian companies by province.

Please report for the mine location indicated at the start of this questionnaire.

What was the volume of coke purchased or received from the following provinces or territories?
  Metric tonnes
a. Newfoundland and Labrador  
b. Prince Edward Island  
c. Nova Scotia  
d. New Brunswick  
e. Quebec  
f. Ontario  
g. Manitoba  
h. Saskatchewan  
i. Alberta  
j. British Columbia  
k. Yukon  
l. Northwest Territories  
m. Nunavut  
Total volume of coke purchased or received from all provinces or territories  

Opening inventory of coke for the month

15. This opening inventory is last month's closing inventory as provided by this business for coke on site and in transit.

Please review the value and if needed, make any modification.

When opening inventory is blank, please provide the opening inventory.

  • Opening inventory

Report the total amount of coke in stock at the beginning of the month.

Stock of coke at the beginning of the month should be equal to the closing stock from the previous month.

  • Metric tonnes

16. What was the average calorific value of the total supply of coke?

  • Average Calorific Value

Please report the net average calorific value of coke produced in megajoules per metric tonne.

  • Megajoules per metric tonne

Total disposition of coke consumed for business's own use

17. What was the volume of coke used by this business for its own use?

  • Used in blast furnaces

Report the amount of coke (produced or purchased) used in blast furnaces during the month for business's own use.

  • Used in 'associated works'

Report the amount of coke (produced or purchased) used in other 'associated works' during the month for business's own use.

What was the volume of coke used by this business for its own use?
  Metric tonnes
a. Volume of coke used in blast furnaces  
b. Volume of coke used in 'associated works'  
Total disposition of coke for business's own use  

Sales by types of customer

18. Did this business sell or deliver coke to Canadian (domestic) companies?

e.g., other coke plants, mining and oil, wholesalers or distributors.

  • Yes
  • No

19. This business sold or delivered coke to which types of customer?

Exclude sales for the purpose of resale.

Select all that apply.

  • Manufacturers
    • e.g., other types of coke plants, associated works
  • Other coke producers or domestic companies
    • e.g., wholesalers or distributors
  • All other types of customer
    Specify all other types of customers
    • e.g., mining, oil and gas extraction.

20. This business indicated that coke was sold or delivered to manufacturers. To which provinces or territories did this business sell or deliver coke?

Select all that apply.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

21. What was the volume of coke sold or delivered to manufacturers for the following provinces or territories?

What was the volume of coke sold or delivered to manufacturers for the following provinces or territories?
  Metric tonnes
a. Newfoundland and Labrador  
b. Prince Edward Island  
c. Nova Scotia  
d. New Brunswick  
e. Quebec  
f. Ontario  
g. Manitoba  
h. Saskatchewan  
i. Alberta  
j. British Columbia  
k. Yukon  
l. Northwest Territories  
m. Nunavut  
Total volume of coke sold or delivered to manufacturers  

22. This business indicated that coke was sold or delivered to other producers or domestic companies. To which provinces or territories did this business sell or deliver coke?

Select all that apply.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

23. What was the volume of coke sold or delivered to other producers or domestic companies for the following provinces or territories?

What was the volume of coke sold or delivered to other producers or domestic companies for the following provinces or territories?
  Metric tonnes
a. Newfoundland and Labrador  
b. Prince Edward Island  
c. Nova Scotia  
d. New Brunswick  
e. Quebec  
f. Ontario  
g. Manitoba  
h. Saskatchewan  
i. Alberta  
j. British Columbia  
k. Yukon  
l. Northwest Territories  
m. Nunavut  
Total volume of coke sold or delivered to other producers or domestic companies  

24. This business indicated that coke was sold or delivered to [other type of customer]. To which provinces or territories did this business sell or deliver coke?

Select all that apply.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

25. What was the total volume of coke sold or delivered to [other type of customer] for the following provinces or territories?

What was the total volume of coke sold or delivered to [other type of customer] for the following provinces or territories?
  Metric tonnes
a. Newfoundland and Labrador  
b. Prince Edward Island  
c. Nova Scotia  
d. New Brunswick  
e. Quebec  
f. Ontario  
g. Manitoba  
h. Saskatchewan  
i. Alberta  
j. British Columbia  
k. Yukon  
l. Northwest Territories  
m. Nunavut  
Total volume of coke sold or delivered to all other types of customer  

Export of coke to foreign countries

26. Did this business export coke to foreign countries?

  • Yes
  • No

Export of coke to foreign countries

27. What was the volume of coke exported to foreign countries?

  • Sold for export

Report the total amount of coke sold for export during the month.

  • Metric tonnes

Sale of coke to other Canadian companies for resale

28. Did this business deliver or sell coke to other Canadian companies for the purpose of resale?

Exclude storage.

  • Yes
  • No

29. To which provinces or territories did this business deliver or sell coke for the purpose of resale?

Select all that apply.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

30. What were the volume and value of coke delivered or sold to other Canadian companies for the purpose of resale from the following provinces or territories?

What were the volume and value of coke delivered or sold to other Canadian companies for the purpose of resale from the following provinces or territories?
  Metric tonnes CAN$ '000
a. Newfoundland and Labrador    
b. Prince Edward Island    
c. Nova Scotia    
d. New Brunswick    
e. Quebec    
f. Ontario    
g. Manitoba    
h. Saskatchewan    
i. Alberta    
j. British Columbia    
k. Yukon    
l. Northwest Territories    
m. Nunavut    
Total volume and value of coke delivered or sold for resale    

Summary of total supply of coke for the month of [month]

31. This is a summary of the total supply of coke for the month of [month].

This opening inventory is last month's closing inventory as provided by this business. Correct if needed.

  • Inventory adjustments

Please report coke inventory adjustments which would include, for example, wasted or scrapped coke.

This is a summary of the total supply of coke for the month of [month].
  Metric tonnes
Opening inventory of coke on site and in transit  
Volume of coke produced by this business  
Volume of coke imported from foreign countries  
Volume of coke purchased or received  
Total volume of coke delivered by type of customer  
Total supply of coke for the month of [month]  
Total disposition of coke for business's own use  
Total volume of coke exported  
Total volume of coke delivered or sold for resale  
Total disposition of coke for the month of [month]  
Closing coke inventories before inventory adjustments  
Inventory adjustments  
Closing coke inventories after inventory adjustments  

Changes or events

32. Indicate any changes or events that affected the reported values for this business or organization, compared with the last reporting period.

Select all that apply.

  • Strike or lock-out
  • Exchange rate impact
  • Price changes in goods or services sold
  • Contracting out
  • Organizational change
  • Price changes in labour or raw materials
  • Natural disaster
  • Recession
  • Change in product line
  • Sold business units
  • Expansion
  • New/lost contract
  • Plant closures
  • Acquisition of business units
  • Other - specify the other changes or events:
  • No changes or events

Contact person

33. Statistics Canada may need to contact the person who completed this questionnaire for further information.

Is Provided Given Names, Provided Family Name the best person to contact?

  • Yes
  • No

Who is the best person to contact about this questionnaire?

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Title
  • Email address
  • Telephone number (including area code)
  • Extension number (if applicable)
    The maximum number of characters is 5.
  • Fax number (including area code)

Feedback

34. How long did it take to complete this questionnaire?

Include the time spent gathering the necessary information.

  • Hours
  • Minutes

35. Do you have any comments about this questionnaire?

Enter your comments