Annual Survey of Manufacturing and Logging Industries (ASML)

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This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.

Data from this survey are used by the business community, manufacturing associations, federal and provincial departments, and international organizations to:

  • profile the manufacturing and logging industries;
  • undertake market studies;
  • forecast demand;
  • develop trade policies.

In addition, businesses use the data to track their performance against industry averages, evaluate expansion plans, and prepare business plans for investors.

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

Collection period:
From June 28 to September 6, 2019
Collection methods:
Data are collected primarily through electronic questionnaire, while providing respondents with the option of receiving a paper questionnaire, replying by telephone interview or using other 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.

  • Block Information on Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce response 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: or by fax at 613-951-6583.

    For all manufacturing industries, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as with the Conseil de l'industrie forestière du Québec, the ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec, the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Manitoba Department of Sustainable Development, the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the National Energy Board.

    For establishments in non-ferrous metal (and aluminum) smelting and refining, clay building material and refractory manufacturing, cement manufacturing and lime manufacturing, there are Section 12 agreements with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, the Manitoba Department of Mineral Resources, the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines and the British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development.

    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.

    Authorized disclosure

    Section 17 of the federal Statistics Act allows for the disclosure of a list of individual establishments, firms or businesses showing information including the establishments’ names and locations (province, territory and municipality) and North American Industrial Classification System codes. The disclosure of these lists may be authorized in order to aid analysts in the interpretation of the data from the Annual Survey of Manufacturing and Logging industries.

    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

    The survey asks questions about:

    • expenses;
    • revenues;
    • sales by consumer location;
    • industry characteristics;
    • raw materials consumed;
    • products manufactured.
  • Block Information on Published data

    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.

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2103
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