The Daily Thursday, January 31, 2019
Gross domestic product by industry, December 2018
Real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in November, partly offsetting an increase of 0.3% in October. Decreases in wholesale trade, finance and insurance, manufacturing and construction more than offset gains in 13 of 20 industrial sectors.
Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, January 2019
The Industrial Product Price Index fell 0.7% in December, mainly due to lower prices for energy and petroleum products. The Raw Materials Price Index was up 3.8%, driven primarily by prices for crude energy products.
Computer and peripherals price indexes, January 2019
The price of desktop and similar computers, laptop and tablet computers, and servers rose 0.3% in December.
Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index, January 2019
The Couriers and Messengers Services Price Index (CMSPI) decreased 0.3% in December, following a 0.2% increase in November.
Commercial Software Price Index, January 2019
The Commercial Software Price Index (CSPI) increased 0.8% from November to December.
Repair and maintenance services, 2018
Firms in the repair and maintenance subsector generated $29.8 billion in operating revenue in 2017, up 4.6% from $28.5 billion in 2016. Operating profit margins increased from 8.1% in 2016 to 9.0% in 2017.
Monthly civil aviation statistics, December 2018
The six Canadian Level I air carriers flew 6.1 million passengers on scheduled and charter services in November, up 5.3% from November 2017 and continuing the upward year-over-year monthly trend that began in April 2014. In 2018, November marked the lowest monthly volume of passengers by these carriers combined, as was the case the previous three years.
Monthly Passenger Bus and Urban Transit, December 2018
Total operating revenues (excluding subsidies) for urban transit companies totalled $336.5 million in November.