Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Canada's international investment position, third quarter 2013
Canada's net foreign debt fell by $41.1 billion to $66.2 billion by the end of the third quarter, marking a third consecutive quarterly decline despite an ongoing current account deficit. The decline in the third quarter mainly reflected the impact of stronger foreign equity markets, which pushed up the value of Canada's international assets more than that of international liabilities.
Industrial capacity utilization rates, third quarter 2013
Canadian industries operated at 81.7% of their production capacity in the third quarter, up from 81.1% in the previous quarter. The oil and gas extraction and manufacturing industries were the main sources of this increase.
December 6, 2013
Labour Force Survey, November 2013
Employment continued on a slight upward trend for the third consecutive month, edging up 22,000 in November. The unemployment rate held steady at 6.9% for the third month in a row.
December 5, 2013
Building permits, October 2013
Municipalities issued building permits worth $7.2 billion in October, up 7.4% from September. This followed a 4.1% rise in the previous month. The total value of permits showed a slight upward trend on the strength of eight monthly increases since the beginning of the year.
December 4, 2013
Canadian international merchandise trade, October 2013
Canada's merchandise imports declined 1.2% and exports decreased 0.3% in October. As a result, Canada's trade balance with the world went from a deficit of $303 million in September to a surplus of $75 million in October.
December 4, 2013
Production of principal field crops, November 2013
Production of most field crops increased in 2013 compared with 2012 as yields reached a number of record highs. Both canola and wheat production reached record levels in 2013.