2017 Monthly Coke Supply and Disposition Survey

Reporting Guide

This guide is designed to assist you as you complete the 2017 Monthly Coke Supply and Disposition.

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A – Reporting instructions

This questionnaire is to be completed and returned within 10 days to Statistics Canada, Operations and Integration Division, 150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway, Ottawa, ON K1A 0T6. If you require assistance in the completion of this questionnaire or have any questions regarding this survey, please contact us: Telephone: 1-877-604-7828 or TTY: 1-855-382-7745.

  • Please print in ink.
  • Report all dollar amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars ('000).
  • Exclude sales tax.
  • Percentages should be rounded to whole numbers.
  • Do not report in decimals. Round all values to the nearest whole number.
  • Report volumes (quantity) in metric tonnes.
  • When precise figures are not available, please provide your best estimates.
  • Consult the reporting guide at www.statcan.gc.ca/guides-e for further information.

B – Business or organization and contact information

Please verify or provide this business or organization's legal and operating name along with the contact information of this designated business or organization's personnel for this questionnaire.

If this business is currently in operation, select "operational" in question 3 and proceed to question 4 on page 5 in relation to this business's main activity. However, if this business is not in operation, please indicate why and answer the applicable questions (pages 3 & 4).

C - Characteristics:

D - Coal imported from foreign countries (Questions 1 & 2)

  • Question 1: Indicate if this business imported coal from foreign countries.
  • If 'yes', then go to question 2.
  • If 'no', then go to question 3.
  • Question 2: Report the volume for all coal imported from foreign countries in metric tonnes.

E - Coal purchased or received from Canadian (domestic) companies (Questions 3 & 4)

  • Question 3: Indicate if this business purchased or received coal from Canadian (domestic) companies.
  • If 'yes', then go to question 4.
  • If 'no', then go to question 5.
  • Question 4: Report for each appropriate province or territory, the volume of coal purchased or received from Canadian (domestic) companies during the reference month.
  • Report the total sum for the volume of coal purchased or received from all provinces or territories.

F - Opening inventory of coal for the month (Question 5)

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

G – Disposition of coal for business's own use (Question 6)

  • Please report the volume of coal used by this business for its own use, including coal charged to coke ovens, pulverized coal injection (PCI) used in blast furnaces and for all other business fuel uses.

H – Closing coal inventories and adjustments (Questions 7, 8 & 9)

  • Question 7: Report the closing coal inventory before adjustments (total supply minus total disposition).
  • Question 8: Report the inventory adjustments. If you are reporting an adjusted decrease, please use '-'  in front of the value. Coal inventory adjustments may include, for example, washer losses, etc. If there is no adjustment, enter 0.
  • Question 9: Report the closing coal inventory after inventory adjustments.

I – Coke production (Questions 10, 11 & 12)

  • Question 10: Report the volume of coke produced by this business during the reference month.
  • Question 11: Indicate if this business imported coke from foreign countries.
  • If 'yes', then go to question 12.
  • If 'no', then go to question 13.
  • Question 12: Report the volume of coke imported from foreign countries in metric tonnes.

J – Coke purchased or received from Canadian (domestic) companies (Questions 13 & 14)

  • Question 13: Indicate if this business purchased or received coke from Canadian (domestic) companies.
  • If 'yes', then go to question 14.
  • If 'no', then go to question 15.
  • Question 14: Report for each appropriate province or territory the volume of coke purchased or received.
  • Report the total sum for the volume of coke purchased or received from all provinces or territories.

K - Opening inventory of coke for the month (Questions 15 & 16)

  • Question 15: 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.
  • Question 16: Report the net average calorific value for the total supply of coke produced in megajoules per metric tonne.

L - Total disposition of coke consumed for business's own use (Question 17)

  • Report the volume of coke (produced or purchased) that is used by this business for its own use for the following categories:
    • Used in the blast furnaces;
    • Used in "associated works".
  • Report the total sum for the disposition of coke for this business's own use.

M - Sales by type of customer (Questions 18, 19 & 20)

  • Question 18: Indicate if this business sold or delivered coke to Canadian (domestic) companies (e.g., other coke plants, mining and oil, wholesalers or distributors).
  • If "yes", then go to question 19.
  • If "no", then go to question 21.
  • Question 19: Indicate which types of customers were sold or delivered coke by this business: Manufacturers (other types of coke plants, associated works), other coke producers or domestic companies (wholesalers or distributors) and all other types of customers (mining, oil and gas extraction). Exclude sales for the purpose of resale.
  • Question 20: Report for each appropriate province or territory, the volume of coke sold or delivered to the types of customer.
  • Report the total sum for the volume of coke sold or delivered to customers.

N - Export of coke to foreign countries (Questions 21 & 22)

  • Question 21: Indicate if this business exported coke to foreign countries.
  • If 'yes', then go to question 22.
  • If 'no', then go to question 23.
  • Question 22: Report the total volume of coke sold for export during the reference month.

O - Sale of coke to other Canadian companies for resale (Questions 23 & 24)

  • Question 23: Indicate if this business delivered or sold coke to other Canadian companies for the purpose of resale. Exclude storage.
  • If "yes", then go to question 24.
  • If "no", then go to question 25.
  • Question 24: Report for each appropriate province or territory, the volume and value of coke delivered or sold to other Canadian companies for the purpose of resale.
  • Report the total sum for the volume and value of coke delivered or sold for resale.

P – Closing coke inventories and adjustments (Questions 25, 26 & 27)

  • Question 25: Report the closing coke inventory before adjustments (total supply minus total disposition).
  • Question 26: Report the inventory adjustments. Inventory adjustments would include, for example, wasted or scrapped coke. If you are reporting an adjusted decrease, please use '-'  in front of the value. Enter '0' if no adjustment.
  • Question 27: Report the closing coke inventory after inventory adjustments.

Q – Changes and events that affected the business or organization

  • Please indicate any changes or events that may have affected the reported values for this business compared to the last reporting period. Select all that apply.

R - Contact person

  • Name of person to contact about this questionnaire.

S - Feedback

  • We invite respondent comments regarding the survey and subject matter. Please be assured that we review all comments with the intent of improving the survey.

Thank you for your participation.

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