Definition(s)


C

  • COST OF MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
    • Sum paid by the establishment for materials, supplies and components used in manufacturing and related operations, the purchase of single-use containers and shipping and packaging material, the execution of subcontracts, and repair and maintenance.

E

  • ESTABLISHEMENT
    • The smallest unit, usually a plant or factory, capable of reporting certain specified input and output data that is required to calculate value added. Due to conceptual differences, the number of establishments shown in the tables is not directly comparable to the location counts in the Canadian business patterns published by Statistics Canada.

N

  • NON-MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEES SALARIES
    • Gross earnings of employees engaged in non-manufacturing operations.
  • NUMBER OF NON-MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEES
    • Employees engaged in the non-manufacturing operations of an establishment, such as employees in cafeterias, and employees in head, administrative or sales offices. Also included are employees engaged in new construction of buildings, major repairs or alterations.
  • NUMBER OF PRODUCTION WORKERS
    • In addition to workers engaged in production and assembling activities, these include employees engaged in storing, inspecting, handling, packing, warehousing, maintenance, repair, janitorial and watchman services, and working foremen doing similar work to that of employees they supervise.

P

  • PRODUCTION WORKERS WAGES
    • Gross earnings of production and related workers, including overtime, bonuses, and profits shared with employees.

R

  • REVENUE FROM GOOD MANUFACTURED
    • Revenue from the sale of goods manufactured using materials owned by the establishment, from repair work, and revenue from manufacturing service charges and custom work.

T

  • TOTAL COST OF ENERGY, WATER UTILITY, AND VEHICULE FUEL
    • Expenses for purchase of energy (electricity, gasoline, fuel oil, diesel fuel, natural gas, coal, etc.), public water utilities used by the establishment, and vehicle fuel.
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
    • Those employees engaged in the production or non-manufacturing operations of an establishment. The working owners and partners are tabulated separately from employees and are not included in the employee count.
  • TOTAL REVENUE
    • Revenue from the sale of manufactured goods, from goods purchased for resale as such and rental, operating and investment revenue.
  • TOTAL SALARIES AND WAGES
    • Gross earnings of employees, excluding withdrawals of working owners and partners.

V

  • VALUE ADDED, MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY
    • Value added by manufacturing activity is equal to the value of revenue from goods manufactured, taking into account the net change in goods-in-process and finished product inventories, minus the cost of materials and supplies, and the total cost of purchased energy, water utility and vehicle fuel, and the amounts paid for custom work.

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Methodologie(s)


  • METHODOLOGICAL NOTES
  • We have reproduced here the notes published by Statistics Canada on the redesign of the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), which has been replaced by the Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging (ASML).

    In 2004, the Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging replaced the Annual Survey of Manufactures and the Annual Survey of Forestry. Although it covers the same target population as the previous surveys, this new survey contains a certain number of changes as regards the concepts and methods designed to reduce response burden, improve data quality and rationalize survey operations. Two changes have the greatest impact on the comparability of the principal statistics series on manufacturing published in the tabular data: some redefinition of the survey content and a change in the coverage threshold for published statistics.

    Financial variables in the Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging are defined to adhere to the Statistics Canada Chart of Accounts (COA) classification. The COA is a standard classification based on generally accepted accounting principles. It was developed for reporting information on financial position and performance. As a result, some variables in the ASML are defined differently from those collected in past surveys for manufacturing and new variables have been added. These changes take the form of a new list of the principal published statistics for manufacturing. Of the variables on this list published before, only two are not strictly comparable, i.e. the cost of energy and water utility and the cost of materials and supplies.

    Starting with reference year 2004, coverage of principal statistics has been broadened to include the activities of all businesses in the Canadian manufacturing sector. These series of data are not strictly comparable to the previously published principal statistics, which covered only the activity of businesses with annual sales of $30,000 and over. However, the total sales of manufactured products covered in the new survey may be compared to those, which published in former tabular data, included businesses with annual sales of under $30,000.
    Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM.
  • LIST OF VARIABLES BASED ON THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF MANUFACTURES AND LOGGING 2004
    • Number of establishments
    • Total revenue
    • Revenue from goods manufactured
    • Total expenditure
    • Total number of employees
    • Number of production workers
    • Number of non-manufacturing employees
    • Total salaries and wages
    • Production workers wages
    • Non-manufacturing employees salaries
    • Total cost of energy, water utility and vehicle fuel
    • Cost of energy and water utility
    • Cost of vehicle fuel
    • Cost of materials and supplies
    • Total opening inventories
    • Opening inventories of finished goods manufactured
    • Opening inventories of goods in process
    • Total closing inventories
    • Closing inventories of finished goods manufactured
    • Closing inventories of goods in process
    • Value added by manufacturing activity

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