The Daily Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Gross domestic product, income and expenditure, fourth quarter 2020
Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.3% in the fourth quarter of 2020, following record fluctuations in the previous two quarters. In 2020, real GDP shrank 5.4%, the steepest annual decline since quarterly data were first recorded in 1961. Final domestic demand rose 0.9% in the fourth quarter, but was down 4.5% for 2020 overall.
Gross domestic product by industry, December 2020
Real gross domestic product edged up 0.1% in December as 12 of 20 industrial sectors were up in the month.
Farm cash receipts, January to December 2020
Canadian farmers received 14.2% more from crop sales in 2020 compared with 2019, partly because of higher exports and prices. On the other hand, they earned 0.8% less in livestock revenue because of reduced capacity at meat processing plants, especially during the early months of the pandemic. Direct payment programs to farmers rose 10.9% from a year earlier.
Family Violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2019
Rates of police-reported family violence against children and youth, intimate partners, and seniors all rose in 2019. The overall rate of police-reported family violence increased for the third consecutive year, rising 13% over this period. This follows a long span of decline, with the rate falling by almost one-fifth (-19%) from 2009 to 2016.
The real estate agents and brokers industry rebounded in 2019
The real estate agents and brokers industry generated $15.6 billion in operating revenue in 2019, up 4.7% from 2018.
Sawmills, December 2020
Lumber production decreased 7.9% from November to 4 446.8 thousand cubic metres in December. Production was 12.0 % higher than in December 2019.