Fertilizer Shipments Survey (FSS) — Canadian Producers, Canadian Wholesale Distributors and Canadian Retail Distributors

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This survey is conducted on behalf of Fertilizer Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, to produce statistics on shipments of fertilizer in Canada by manufacturers, wholesale distributors and major retail distributors. This information is essential to support Canada's international reporting obligations of inventory of greenhouse gas emissions.

The information you provide may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
For 2019, the collection start dates will be April 1, July 1, and October 1, 2019, and January 1, 2020. The collection window is three weeks (however, some questionnaires may be received later).
Collection methods:
The data are collected through a process providing respondents with the option of telephone, fax or electronic filing methods.
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality


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

    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.

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    Record linkage

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

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    This survey produces statistics on shipments, inventories and production of fertilizer in Canada.

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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5148
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