Retail Trade Survey (Annual)

Detailed information for 1998

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

Annual

Record number:

2422

Starting with the 1999 reference year, the information collected by this survey will be collected under record numbers 2446 - Retail Store Survey and 2448 - Retail Non-Store Survey.

The survey was designed to provide annual estimates of retail sales, inventories, purchases, employees earnings and location data. This was a survey of Canadian retail business firms with sales and receipts over certain thresholds. The sales data were provided by kind of business and by province and territory.

Data release - February 5, 2001

Description

The survey is designed to provide annual estimates of retail sales, inventories, purchases, employees earnings and location data. This is a survey of Canadian retail business firms with sales and receipts over certain thresholds. The sales data are provided by kind of business and by province and territory.

Subjects

  • Retail and wholesale
  • Retail sales by type of store

Data sources and methodology

Sampling

This survey is a census with a cross-sectional design.

Data are collected for all units of the target population, therefore no sampling is done.

Imputation

For the mail-out portion of the survey, non-response will be estimated from the Retail Trade Survey (Monthly) (SDDS ID 2406) or use will be made of the administrative (tax) files.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

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