Friday, April 21, 2017
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Consumer Price Index, March 2017
The Consumer Price Index rose 1.6% on a year-over-year basis in March, following a 2.0% increase in February. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was down 0.2% in March, after decreasing 0.3% in February.
Principal field crop areas, March 2017
Canadian farmers expect to plant more canola, soybeans and oats in 2017, but fewer acres of durum wheat and lentils, crops that were both at high levels in 2016.
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April 20, 2017
Employment Insurance, February 2017
The number of regular Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries fell by 11,700 (-2.1%) to 554,200 in February, similar to the level of June 2016—just before the administrative changes that took effect last July.
April 19, 2017
Industrial research and development characteristics, 2016 (intentions)
Based on the intentions of research and development-performing firms, in-house research and development spending is expected to edge down from $18.5 billion in 2014 to $17.9 billion in 2015 and to $17.7 billion 2016.
April 19, 2017
Energy research and development expenditures by area of technology, 2014
Of the $18.5 billion that companies spent on in-house research and development in Canada in 2014, $2.1 billion was directed to energy-related technologies.
April 18, 2017
Canada's international transactions in securities, February 2017
Foreign investment in Canadian securities reached a record high $38.8 billion in February, led by issuances of new Canadian shares to non-resident investors. At the same time, Canadian investors acquired $6.3 billion of foreign securities, mainly US instruments.