The Daily Thursday, September 9, 2021

Press Release

Canada’s international investment position, second quarter 2021

Canada’s net foreign asset position continued its upward trend to reach $1,501.9 billion at the end of the second quarter, an increase of $113.2 billion from the previous quarter.

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Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2020 to June 2021

From March 2020 to the beginning of June 2021, there were an estimated 23,547 excess deaths in Canada. Age-standardized mortality rates for 2020 are compared with previous years to better understand how overall mortality trends for certain age groups may have been driven by different causes of death.

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Research and development in Canadian industry: Intellectual property, 2019 (final)

Businesses in Canada that engaged in research and development (R&D) activities in 2019 received payments for (sold) $4.4 billion worth of intellectual property (IP), software and technological services. This was more than double the $1.8 billion they made in payments (purchased).

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The financial resilience and financial well-being of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic

As Canada continues to recover from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are concerns for the financial well-being of Canadians and a heightened awareness of the need for households to maintain or build their financial resilience. Financial resilience is a household’s ability to get through financial hardship, stressors and shocks.

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Canadian Economic News

The August issue of Canadian Economic News is now available.

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Sawmills, June 2021

Lumber production by sawmills decreased 0.02% from May to 4,928.2 thousand cubic metres in June. Production was 1.1% higher than in June 2020.

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Asphalt roofing material, July 2021

Shipments of asphalt shingles totalled 3.1 million metric bundles in July—down 16.2% from the previous month and down 20.4% from July 2020.

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