|Name of collection/source |
The data are sourced from the Monthly Survey of Manufacturing Industries. It concerns establishments included in the Business Register and registered in the manufacturing sector. Establishments surveyed are contacted by mail or phone.
11 000 establishments are surveyed.
The series concern direct sales of durable and non-durable goods of manufacturers. Non-durable goods industries include food, beverage and tobacco products, textile mills, textile product mills, clothing, leather and allied products, paper, printing and related support activities, petroleum and coal products, chemicals and plastic and rubber products. Durable goods industries include wood products, non-metallic mineral products, primary metals, fabricated metal products, machinery, computer and electronic products, electrical equipment, appliance and components, transportation equipment, furniture and related products and miscellaneous manufacturing.
Data are allocated by economic activity according to the 1980 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and, from January 1992, to the 1997 North America Industry Classification System (NAICS).
|Key statistical concept|
Data refer to New orders, which are those received whether shipped in the current month or not. They are measured as the sum of shipments for the current month plus the change in unfilled orders. Some people interpret new orders as orders that will lead to future demand. This is inappropriate since the "new orders" variable includes orders that have already been shipped. Readers should take note that the month-to-month change in new orders may be volatile. This will happen particularly if the previous month's change in unfilled orders is closely related to the current month's change. Not all orders will be translated into Canadian factory shipments because portions of large contracts can be subcontracted out to manufacturers in other countries.
NAICS 2007 (North American Industry Classification System)
Related Links: NAICS
|Aggregation and consolidation|
Data are grossed up using figures from the Annual Survey of Manufactures.
Sample responses are weighted according to the inverse of their probability of selection.
|All Higher Levels|
Subject: Orders > Manufacturing
Main Economic Indicators