The purpose of this survey is to obtain information on the quantities of selected asphalt roofing products that are produced, shipped and exported by Canadian manufacturers along with the destination of shipments by province. Data collected by this survey provide an indicator of the economic condition of the producing industry and can serve as input to study market share and industry trends.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
The collection for this cycle begins on February 3, 2020 (for the reference period of January 2020) and ends on January 25, 2021 (for the reference period of December 2020).
The questionnaire is sent on the 1st business day following the reference month and collection continues for 16 business day (i.e., the questionnaire for the January 2020 reference period is sent out on February 3rd 2020 and collection ends February 24th 2020).
Your participation in this survey is voluntary. Your co-operation is important to ensure that the information collected for the survey on Asphalt Roofing is as accurate and as comprehensive as possible.
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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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To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.
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Topics covered in the survey
This survey asks questions about
- the quantities of a selection of asphalt roofing material produced by Canadian manufacturers
- the shipments of these material by province of destination in Canada and exports.
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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.
Block Information Survey-specific questions
- What is the purpose of Asphalt Roofing?
- Why was my company selected for this survey?
- I'm a small business. Why can you not just survey the big companies?
- Who uses this information? Why is it important?
- When will the survey results be available?
- Where can I find more information about the survey?
What is the purpose of Asphalt Roofing?
The purpose of this survey is to obtain information on selected asphalt roofing products that are produced, shipped and exported along with their destination of shipments by province. Data collected by this survey provide an indicator of the economic condition of the producing industry and can serve as input to study market share and industry trends.
Why was my company selected for this survey?
Businesses are selected based on their contribution to the industry or region for a particular set of commodities.
Statistics Canada surveys businesses across the country to produce statistics on the economy. By accurately reporting your firm's activity you are contributing to the measure of the country's worth – the gross domestic product (GDP). All information collected helps provide a clearer picture of the Canadian economy.
I'm a small business. Why can you not just survey the big companies?
Although Statistics Canada always collects information from large businesses, we cannot overlook the importance of smaller businesses. Small businesses, like yours, have different characteristics from large businesses and make a significant contribution to the economy, particularly at the provincial and territorial level.
Who uses this information? Why is it important?
Statistics Canada's business surveys provide both the private and public sectors with vital information that is used in their decision-making processes. Many businesses and organizations need accurate information to track growth and changes in this industry.
Industry associations, business analysts and investors use the data to better understand rapidly evolving business environments, such as new technologies and trade opportunities as well as investments in new product lines.
Individual businesses use the information to monitor their performance against industry averages.
Schools and universities use survey results to study the economy.
Governments need the information to make decisions about labour and fiscal policies and business assistance programs for industries.
When will the survey results be available?
Survey results are released monthly in The Daily, approximately 35 days after the survey is completed.
Refer to Published data for data and analysis.
Where can I find more information about the survey?
Contact us if you have any questions about the survey or need help to complete the questionnaire.
- For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 2123