The Daily Thursday, February 18, 2016
February 18, 201
Wholesale trade, December 2015
Wholesale sales rose 2.0% to $57.2 billion in December. Gains were recorded in four of seven subsectors, led by the motor vehicle and parts subsector. Excluding this subsector, wholesale sales edged up 0.1%. In volume terms, wholesale sales increased 1.8% in December.
Employment Insurance, December 2015
The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits totalled 539,800 in December, little changed (-0.5%) from the previous month.
Travel between Canada and other countries, December 2015
Canadian residents made 3.4 million trips to the United States in December, down 1.7% compared with November. The decrease was mainly attributable to a 2.0% decline in same-day car trips.
Civil aviation operating statistics, December 2015
The two major Canadian air carriers flew 4.1 million passengers on scheduled and charter services in December, up 5.9% from the same month in 2014. Air Canada (2.3 million) and WestJet (1.8 million) reported record passenger volumes for the month.
Air fares, second quarter 2015
Air fares—domestic and international combined—averaged $233.90 in the second quarter, down 1.8% from the same quarter of 2014. This was the lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2009, when air fares averaged $229.20.
Households and the Environment Survey: Drinking water, 2013
Data from the 2013 Households and the Environment Survey related to the main sources of water for households and the primary types of drinking water consumed are now available in CANSIM.
Report on energy supply and demand, 2014
The preliminary 2014 edition of the Report on Energy Supply and Demand in Canada is now available.