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Canadian international merchandise trade, December 2021
In December, merchandise imports rose 3.7%, while exports were down 0.9%. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade balance returned to a deficit position, moving from a surplus of $2.5 billion in November to a deficit of $137 million in December, a position considered to be balanced.
Educational attainment of women by the relative remoteness of their communities
A new study released today examines the educational characteristics of women by the relative remoteness of their communities. The results show that women’s educational attainment varies by the remoteness of their communities as well as by characteristics, such as Indigenous identity, immigration background, and ethnocultural characteristics.
Canadian international trade in services, December 2021
Canada’s monthly international trade in services deficit widened from $256 million in November to $476 million in December. Overall, imports of services increased 2.3% to $12.2 billion, while exports edged up 0.4% to $11.8 billion.
Stocks of principal field crops, December 31, 2021
As of December 31, 2021, total stocks of corn for grain were up, compared with one year earlier. By contrast, total stocks of wheat, canola, barley, oats, dry peas, lentils and soybeans were all down, compared with the same date in 2020. Production of most principal field crops decreased from a year earlier because of poor growing conditions in Western Canada contributing to the decline in total stocks.
Canadian Tourism Activity Tracker, November 2021
In November, overall tourism activity in Canada was 31.6% below the level reached in November 2019, before the pandemic. This was the sixth consecutive month of improvement since such activity hit a lull in May, and the highest level since the pandemic started in March 2020.
Multimodal Safety and Security Programs Oversight Delivery Indicators, Transport Canada, first quarter 2021/2022
Multimodal Safety and Security Programs Oversight Delivery Indicators are now available for the first quarter of the 2021/2022 fiscal year (i.e., April to June 2021).
Electric Power Selling Price Index, December 2021
The Electric Power Selling Price Index (2014=100) is now available for December.