Wholesale Price Report

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Purpose of this survey

This survey is being conducted to collect prices of representative item and service transactions. The prices you report are essential to the production of indexes measuring the movement of prices for important industries in the Canadian economy as well as for international comparability of productivity, inflation and trade. The resulting indexes are used in developing estimates for real wholesaling output and valuation of imports. In order to enhance the information you provide in this survey, Statistics Canada plans to combine the responses relating to your organization with the information you previously provided on this survey.


Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from publishing any statistics which would divulge information relating to your business without your prior written consent. The data reported on your questionnaire will be treated in strict confidence, used for statistical purposes and published in aggregate form only. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act are not affected by the Access to Information Act or by any other legislation.

Confidential when completed.

Collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S19. Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under this Act.

Your Participation is important

Your participation is vital to ensuring that the information collected in this survey is accurate and comprehensive.

Fax or Other Electronic Transmission Disclosure

Statistics Canada advises you that there could be a risk of disclosure during the facsimile or other electronic transmission. However, upon receipt, Statistics Canada will provide the guaranteed level of protection afforded to all information collected under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Return Procedures…. Need Help?

Please return the completed questionnaire to Statistics Canada within 15 days of receipt by mail using the return envelope. You can also fax it to 1-888-883-7999 or email to business.surveys.unit.oid@statcan.gc.ca.

Lost the return envelope or need help?

Call us at 1-877-604-7828 or mail to: Statistics Canada, Business Survey Section/Central Region, 150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6.

If necessary, please make address label corrections (please print):

  • Legal name
  • Business name
  • Title of contact
  • First name of contact
  • Last name of contact
  • Address (number and street)
  • City
  • Province/territory or state
  • Postal code/Zip code
  • Country
  • Language preference
    • English
    • French

Wholesale Activities for this Business


A wholesale service is defined as the:

  • buying and / or selling of goods on your own account (taking title to goods), or
  • engaging in the buying and / or selling, on a commission or fee basis, the goods owned by others

This service may also include secondary activities incidental to the sale of goods including:

  • breaking of bulk
  • in-store or co-op promotions
  • inventory management
  • marketing services
  • product training
  • shipping
  • warehousing

1. Is this business unit primarily a wholesaler (merchant, agent broker, drop shipper , distributor)?

  • Yes
  • No, if no, please provide a brief description of your main activity.

2. Please provide information for the three (3) main items sold by this business or confirm the items previously reported.

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

3. Which wholesale activities does this business perform for the item(s) listed above?

  • breaking of bulk
  • in-store or co-op promotions
  • inventory management
  • marketing services
  • product training
  • shipping
  • warehousing
  • other activity (please specify)

Price information for each item

  • Data reported for:
  • Imported:
    • Wholesale average purchase price:
      • Unit of measure
    • Wholesale average selling price:
      • Unit of measure

Step 1: Is this item currently imported?

  • Yes
    • Country
  • No

Step 2: Please report the average purchase price and selling price per unit for

  • Month
  • Average Purchase Price
    Exclude: Only GST and HST
    • ($CAN)
    • Unit of measure
  • Average Selling Price
    Exclude: GST, HST, PST, TVQ and freight
    • ($CAN)
    • Unit of measure
  • Main reason for any price change (choose only one if applicable)
    • Purchase Price
      • Change in supplier
      • Change in item
      • Inflation
      • Exchange rate
      • Other (specify)
    • Selling Price
      • Change in service
      • Change in customer
      • Inflation
      • Exchange rate
      • Other (specify)

We welcome any suggestions that you may have for improving our Wholesale Price Report.

  • Signature of authorized person
  • Date completed

Name of authorized person to contact about this questionnaire (please print)

  • First Name of authorized person
  • Last Name of authorized person
  • Title of authorized person
  • Telephone number, extension
  • Fax number
  • E-mail address

Time to complete questionnaire

How long did you spend collecting and reporting the information needed to complete this questionnaire? (minutes)

Pre-filled Questionnaire

In order to facilitate the completion of next quarter's questionnaire, we can provide you with a copy of the information you provided this quarter. Do you authorize us to send a pre-filled questionnaire containing the information you provided this quarter?

  • Yes, Please send a pre-filled questionnaire
  • No, Send a blank questionnaire


Please make a copy of this completed questionnaire for your records.

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