The Daily Friday, March 17, 2023

Canada’s international transactions in securities, January 2023

Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $16.2 billion in January, the largest divestment since March 2022. Meanwhile, non-residents acquired $4.2 billion of Canadian securities in January 2023, down considerably from a $21.2 billion investment in December 2022.

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Monthly update: Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19

The Canadian Economic Dashboard and COVID-19 presents selected indicators to help monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic activity in Canada.

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Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, February 2023

The Industrial Product Price Index declined 0.8% month over month in February and rose 1.4% year over year. The Raw Materials Price Index fell 0.4% on a monthly basis in February and was down 5.2% year over year.

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Detailed preliminary data on confirmed cases of COVID-19, January 15, 2020, to March 9, 2023 (revised data)

An updated set of preliminary data on the number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported by provincial and territorial public health authorities to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is now available. Along with this dataset are two aggregated tables that summarize the information available in the dataset. The updated information covers the period from January 15, 2020, to March 9, 2023.

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Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2021

In 2021, more tax filers contributed to their Registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) than in 2020, with 22.4% (+0.1 percentage point) of all tax filers contributing. Their total RRSP contributions reached $56.1 billion (+12.2%), while their median RRSP contribution increased by 8.1% to an all-time-high of $3,890.

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Annual telecommunications statistics, 2021

Financial statistics for the Canadian telecommunications industry for 2021 are now available. Data are also available at the regional level.

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Real-time local business conditions, March 6 to 12, 2023

Weekly data on real-time local business conditions are now available for March 6 to 12.

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