The Daily Friday, September 18, 2020
Retail trade, July 2020
Retail sales rose 0.6% to $52.9 billion in July, led by higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and gas stations. Retail sales in June and July, respectively, topped those of February, just prior to the pandemic.
Wholesale trade, July 2020
Wholesale sales grew for a third consecutive month in July as sales rose 4.3% to a record high $65.0 billion on the strength of higher sales in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector. Sales increased in six subsectors in July.
How are self-employed Canadians faring economically during the pandemic?
A new study looks at the degree of reliance on self-employment income by self-employed individuals with and without additional T4 earnings (wages and salaries for which an individual receives a T4 slip) and how this may affect their ability to deal with the post-COVID-19 financial strain.
Monthly Energy Transportation and Storage Survey, July 2020
Data for July on the transportation and storage of crude oil and other liquid petroleum products are now available.
Weekly update: Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19
The “Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19” presents selected indicators to help monitor the impact of the pandemic on economic activity in Canada.