Edition: February 6, 2017
Infoline Highlights: Coverage for the week of January 30-February 3
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - Canadian real GDP by industry at basic prices (seasonally adjusted) increased 0.4% in November after contracting (-0.2%) in October, as the goods-producing industries rebounded (+0.9%) in November. Manufacturing (+1.4%), mining, quarrying, and oil & gas extraction (+1.4%) and construction (+1.1%) were major contributors to the growth of real GDP.
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Food Services and Drinking Places - Receipts at food services and drinking places in B.C. continued to seesaw in November, inching up 0.3% (seasonally adjusted), following a 2.2% decline in October. Canadian sales were also slightly higher (+0.4%) in November, with all but two provinces posting increases.
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Industrial Product Price Index - Canadian manufacturers’ selling prices were 2.2% higher in December than in the same month of 2015. The increase was mostly attributable to climbing prices for energy and petroleum products (+10.5%), which saw the biggest year-over-year boost since February of 2012. Prices for primary non-ferrous metal (+9.3%) were also notably higher than in December of 2015. Excluding energy and petroleum products, the Industrial Product Price Index would have climbed just 1.1% over the twelve-month period. .
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- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- Canada-BC Job Grant Outcomes Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities Outcome Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- Ministry of Finance Revenue Services Client Satisfaction Survey 2016/2017
- SDSI LMAPD Monthly Survey 2016-17
- Service BC Citizen Satisfaction Survey 2016/2017
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
Did You Know
Improved mental health in the Canadian workplace is on the rise. 76% of Canadians feel that their workplace is a psychologically healthy and safe environment to work in, over 65% in 2009.
Source: Ipsos Canada
- Goods-producing industries in B.C. rebounded in November, which helped the province's overall GDP increase that month.
- B.C. food services and drinking places saw a slight increase in sales in November.
- Canadian energy and petroleum products' prices climbed in December.