The Daily Monday, April 30, 2018
Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, March 2018
The Industrial Product Price Index increased 0.8% in March, mainly due to higher prices for energy and petroleum products and pulp and paper products. The Raw Materials Price Index rose 2.1%, primarily due to higher prices for crude energy products.
Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, March 2018
The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) increased 0.3% in March following a 0.7% gain in February. The index has increased in each of the last six months.
Provincial and Territorial Cannabis Economic Accounts, 2017
In 2017, about 4.9 million Canadians aged 15 to 64 spent an estimated $5.6 billion on cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes. This is a small downward revision (-1.8%) from the national estimate of $5.7 billion released in January.
Monthly Passenger Bus and Urban Transit, February 2018
Total operating revenues (excluding subsidies) for urban transit companies were $323.7 million in February, up 2.9% from February 2017.
Poultry and egg statistics, April 2018
Stocks of frozen poultry meat in cold storage increased 3.0% from April 1, 2017, to 81 275 tonnes on April 1, 2018.
Births, 2015 and 2016
There were 382,392 live births in Canada in 2015 and 383,102 in 2016. These figures represent a slight decrease from 2014 (384,100) and follow the trend of relatively stable birth numbers observed since 2009. This trend contrasts with the annual rates of increase of around 3% observed from 2005 to 2008.