Monthly Survey of Food Services and Drinking Places (MSFSDP)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: January 1980

Reference period of change - March 2018

With the release of the March 2018 preliminary estimates, unadjusted monthly data were revised back to January 2009 and seasonally adjusted data were revised back to January 2006 in Data table 21-10-0019. Factors influencing revisions include late receipt of respondent information, corrections to the information provided, the replacement of imputed data with reported data (once available), introducing new births, utilizing the most recent administrative data, the re-classification of companies within, into and out of the food services and drinking places subsector, and updates to seasonal factors.

Reference period of change - March 2017

With the release of the March 2017 preliminary estimates, historical revisions have been made going back to January 2016. These revisions include replacing imputed data with reported data, introducing new births, and utilizing the most recent administrative data. The seasonally adjusted data series have been revised back to January 2013.

Reference period of change - April 2016

In June 2016, the release of data from the Monthly Survey of Food Services and Drinking Places will incorporate the results of a major restratification, along with annual revisions for 2014 and 2015. Unadjusted data will be revised back to January 2009 and seasonally adjusted data will be revised back to January 2006.

Reference period of change - March 2015

With the release of the March 2015 preliminary estimates, historical revisions have been made going back to January 2013. These revisions include replacing imputed data with reported data, introducing new births, and utilizing the most recent administrative data. The seasonally adjusted data series have been revised back to January 2010.

Reference period of change - March 2014

With the release of the March 2014 preliminary estimates, historical revisions have been made going back to January 2012. These revisions include replacing imputed data with reported data, introducing new births, and utilizing the most recent administrative data. The seasonally adjusted data series have been revised back to January 2009.

Reference period of change - March 2013

With the release of the March 2013 preliminary estimates, historical revisions have been made going back to January 2012. These revisions include replacing imputed data with reported data, introducing new births, and utilizing the most recent administrative data. The seasonally adjusted data series have been revised back to January 2009.

Reference period of change - January 2013

The 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) was implemented. The code 7221 from the 2007 version of NAICS was replaced by 722511, while the code 7222 was replaced by 722512.

Reference period of change - September 2012

With the release of the September 2012 preliminary estimates, historical revisions have been made going back to January 2011. These revisions include replacing imputed data with reported data, introducing new births, and utilizing the most recent administrative data. The seasonally adjusted data series have been revised back to January 2008.

Reference period of change - April 2011

With this release, data unadjusted for seasonality have been revised from January 2010 to March 2011 and seasonally adjusted data have been revised from January 2008 to March 2011.

Reference period of change - August 2010

With the release of the August 2010 preliminary estimates, the latest annual revisions have been applied back to January 2008. Commencing with the same release, changes to the estimation methodology have been implemented and applied back to January 2009. The historical data prior to January 2009 are compatible with the results from the new ratio estimation methodology. The seasonally adjusted data series have been revised back to January 2005.

Reference period of change - June 2009

Revisions and seasonal adjustment - Coinciding with the initial release of June 2009 data under the new sample, the first annual historical revisions have been applied. Historical revisions in the raw data are required to correct for significant non-sampling errors. These normally include replacing imputed data with reported data, corrections to previously reported data or to industry classifications, and estimates for new births that were not known at the time of the original estimates.

Reference period of change - March 2009

Sampling - Starting with the reference month of March 2009, the sample was restratified based on the list of enterprises and establishments on the Business Register as of December 2008.

Reference period of change - January 2009

Commencing in 2009, historical revisions will be made once a year, for all months in the previous year(s). The purpose is to correct any significant problems that have been found that apply for an extended period. The actual period of revision will depend on the nature of the problem identified. Seasonally adjusted estimates are revised for at least as far back as the raw data revisions.

Estimation - In the population represented by the take-some strata of NAICS 7221 and 7222, in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec (where the overall sample size is about 800 enterprises) Ratio Estimation is used. The approach of ratio estimation (for this part of the population) began with the January 2009 estimates.

Reference period of change - November 2007

As of November 2007, this survey is entitled 'Monthly Survey of Food Services and Drinking Places'.

Target population - The target population was expanded to include non-employers.

Reference period of change - May 2004

Data sources - Commencing with the May 2004 reference month, increased use of administrative tax (GST) data was implemented whereby GST - modeled data are used to replace collected survey data for approximately 250 samples units.

Reference period of change - April 2004

Imputation - Commencing with April 2004 reference month, ratio imputation methods based on calendarized GST revenue and on GBI (gross business income recorded on the BR) are used.

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