The Daily Thursday, September 9, 2021
Canada’s international investment position, second quarter 2021
Canada’s net foreign asset position continued its upward trend to reach $1,501.9 billion at the end of the second quarter, an increase of $113.2 billion from the previous quarter.
Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2020 to June 2021
From March 2020 to the beginning of June 2021, there were an estimated 23,547 excess deaths in Canada. Age-standardized mortality rates for 2020 are compared with previous years to better understand how overall mortality trends for certain age groups may have been driven by different causes of death.
Research and development in Canadian industry: Intellectual property, 2019 (final)
Businesses in Canada that engaged in research and development (R&D) activities in 2019 received payments for (sold) $4.4 billion worth of intellectual property (IP), software and technological services. This was more than double the $1.8 billion they made in payments (purchased).
The financial resilience and financial well-being of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic
As Canada continues to recover from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are concerns for the financial well-being of Canadians and a heightened awareness of the need for households to maintain or build their financial resilience. Financial resilience is a household’s ability to get through financial hardship, stressors and shocks.
Canadian Economic News
The August issue of Canadian Economic News is now available.
Sawmills, June 2021
Lumber production by sawmills decreased 0.02% from May to 4,928.2 thousand cubic metres in June. Production was 1.1% higher than in June 2020.
Asphalt roofing material, July 2021
Shipments of asphalt shingles totalled 3.1 million metric bundles in July—down 16.2% from the previous month and down 20.4% from July 2020.