The Daily Thursday, June 18, 2020
Wholesale trade, April 2020
As the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread throughout the economy, wholesale sales plummeted an unprecedented 21.6% to $49.8 billion in April, the lowest level since July 2013.
Canada’s population estimates, first quarter 2020
Over the first three months of 2020, Canada’s population increased by 76,221 persons (+0.2%) to reach 37,971,020 on April 1, 2020. This was the smallest first quarter increase since 2015 (+36,084).
New Housing Price Index, May 2020
New house prices edged up 0.1% at the national level in May following no change in April.
Study: COVID-19 impact analysis and 2020 outlook: Wholesale Services Price Index
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted and continues to impact many Canadian industries. To provide data users with some insight regarding price movements in selected industries, Statistics Canada is conducting a series of COVID-19 impact analyses.
Construction Union Wage Rate Index, December 2019 to May 2020
The Construction Union Wage Rate Index (2015=100) is now available from December 2019 to May 2020.
Balance sheet of the agricultural sector, December 31, 2019
Equity in Canada’s farm sector totalled $546.1 billion on December 31, 2019—up 3.5% from the same date a year earlier. This was the smallest percentage increase in farm equity since 2009, as growth in land values slowed and farm debt continued to rise.
Detailed preliminary data on confirmed cases of COVID-19, January 15 to June 14, 2020 (revised data)
An updated set of preliminary data on the number of confirmed novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reported by the provincial and territorial public health authorities to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is now available. Along with this dataset, there are now two aggregated tables that summarize the information available in the data set. The updated information covers the period from January 15 to June 14, 2020.
Government Finance Statistics, first quarter 2020
Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system that presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis between participating countries.