The Daily Thursday, May 7, 2020
Principal field crop areas, March 2020
Canadian farmers anticipate planting more acres of wheat, corn for grain and oats in 2020 compared with 2019. However, seeding intentions for canola, soybeans, barley, dry peas and lentils are expected to be down from a year earlier.
Stocks of principal field crops, March 31, 2020
Stocks of wheat, barley and oats were up on March 31 compared with the same date in 2019, while stocks of canola, corn for grain, soybeans, dry field peas and lentils were down. The increase in wheat, barley and oat stocks was generally a result of higher on-farm stocks.
Monthly civil aviation statistics, February 2020
Canada’s airline industry is grappling with an unprecedented reduction in demand as the government responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by imposing travel restrictions and border closures.
Weekly aircraft movements, December 28, 2019, to April 24, 2020
Total aircraft itinerant movements at major airports in Canada plunged by almost 50% in the week following the announced closure of the Canadian border to most foreign travellers.
Monthly Passenger Bus and Urban Transit, February 2020
Statistics Canada remains committed to providing an accurate picture of the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. There were 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 by the end of February and this appears to have had little impact on the public transit industry. Indeed, total operating revenues (excluding subsidies) for urban transit companies were $332.0 million in February 2020, down 1.2% from February 2019, and ridership increased 0.4% at 154.1 million passenger trips over the same period.
Study: Gold and silver prices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, March 2020
Precious metals such as gold and silver are often deemed “safe havens” by investors in times of economic uncertainty. In March, the price of unwrought gold and gold alloys rose 4.7% to its highest level on record, while the price of unwrought silver and silver alloys was down 12.6% from a month earlier, according to the Industrial Product Price Index.
Self-perceived mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and cannabis, alcohol and tobacco use
The COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives in mid-March. Did the disruption and stress caused by COVID-19 also lead to increased cannabis, alcohol and tobacco use among Canadians?
Canadian Economic News, April 2020
The April issue of Canadian Economic News is now available.
Detailed preliminary data on confirmed cases of COVID-19, January 15 to May 5, 2020
A revised set of preliminary data on the number of confirmed novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reported by the provincial and territorial health authorities to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is now available. The set covers the period from January 15 to May 5, 2020.