The Daily Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Press Release

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, March 2023

The Industrial Product Price Index edged up 0.1% in March from the previous month and fell 1.8% year over year. The Raw Materials Price Index decreased 1.7% on a monthly basis in March and was down 16.5% year over year.

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Electric Power Selling Price Index, February 2023

The Electric Power Selling Price Index (2014=100) is now available for February.

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Monthly credit aggregates, February 2023

The total credit liabilities of households (including mortgage and non-mortgage loan debt) increased 0.3% (+$9.3 billion) to reach $2,834.8 billion in February. At 0.3%, the pace of growth for mortgage loan debt remained steady for the fifth consecutive month, while growth in non-mortgages accelerated to 0.4% in February. Real estate secured debt, composed of both mortgage debt and home equity lines of credit, grew $6.4 billion (+0.3%) to reach $2,273.6 billion.

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Railway carloadings, February 2023

In February 2023, Canadian railways transported 28.5 million tonnes of freight, up 5.0% from February 2022 on the strength of increasing grain shipments, marking the 10th straight month of year-over-year growth.

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Weekly aircraft movements, April 1 to 7, 2023

Weekly data on aircraft itinerant movements are now available for April 1 to 7, 2023.

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Educational and economic outcomes of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Canada: A closer look at Canadian-born, immigrant and racialized populations

Using data from combined cycles of the Canadian Community Health Survey (2015 to 2018), a new article released today provides an overview of ethnocultural and linguistic diversity among the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population in Canada. The release also takes a closer look at the educational and economic outcomes of Canadian-born, immigrant and racialized LGB individuals to better understand inequities experienced by different segments of the population. Data on respondents reporting an Indigenous identity are not included in this study.

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More children and adolescents are considered to have hypertension under new guidelines

It is important to monitor the prevalence of hypertension (high blood pressure) among Canadian children and adolescents due to increased risk of developing related health problems. Prevalence of hypertension estimates have been based on clinical guidelines and serve to quantify and track the potential burden of this health condition. But what if there are changes in clinical guidelines? To date, estimates of hypertension among children and youth at the Canadian population-level have been based on clinical guidelines produced in 2004 by the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP 2004). However, updated guidelines were published in 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP 2017) and in 2020 by Hypertension Canada (HC 2020).

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