The Daily Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Securities statistics, second quarter 2020
Net issuances of debt securities by Canadian governments and corporations totalled $521.0 billion in the second quarter, following net issuances of $95.2 billion in the first quarter. In comparison, total issuances exceeded total retirements by an average of $38.9 billion per quarter in the previous five years. Financing activity in the second quarter was led by unprecedented levels of issuances by the federal government, levels five times higher than the previous record high observed at the height of the global financial crisis.
Dimensions of Poverty Hub, September 2020 (update)
Today, Statistics Canada is updating the Dimensions of Poverty Hub. The Hub, sponsored by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), enables Canadians to track progress on poverty reduction. The updates include poverty statistics based upon the new 2018-base Market Basket Measure (MBM).
Electric Power Selling Price Index, July 2020
The Electric Power Selling Price Index (2014=100) is now available for July.
Construction Union Wage Rate Index, weights update
The Construction Union Wage Rate Index weights for the reference year 2020 are now available.
Canadian Internet Use Survey: Public use microdata file, 2018
The Canadian Internet Use Survey – Public Use Microdata File (PUMF) for the 2018 reference period is now available. Data were collected from November 2018 to March 2019 from approximately 13,800 individual residents of Canada 15 years of age and older, living in the 10 provinces.