Statistics Canada

  • News General

    GDP 5% ahead of last year

    March 4, 2010 by PLANT staff

    OTTAWA: The economic recovery appears to be coming along nicely, and profits are up, even for manufacturers, according to Statistics Canada’s latest economic reports. Canadian corporations profits increased 7.9% ($4.4 billion) during the fourth quarter to $60.1 billion. Manufacturers’ share

  • News General

    Manufacturing profits up in 2009/Q4

    February 25, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    OTTAWA: The fortunes of Canadian corporations are looking up. Statistics Canada reports they earned $60.1 billion in operating profits in 2009’s fourth quarter, an increase of $4.4 billion or 7.9% from the previous quarter. Although still below the $77.3 billion

  • The Canadian Manufacturing Sector: Adapting to Challenges

    September 9, 2009 by John Baldwin and Ryan Macdonald

    This research paper, part of a series of economic analysis reports, focuses on both long- and short-term performance. It also investigates how manufacturing has responded to specific shocks during this period—from exchange-rate movements, trade liberalization and business cycles. And the