Annual Survey of Service Industries: Database, Directory and Specialty Publishers (DDSP)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: 1999

Reference period of change - 2013

Statistics Canada launched the Integrated Business Statistics Program (IBSP) to provide a more efficient model for producing economic statistics. The main objective was to enhance the economic statistics program so that it remains as robust and flexible as possible while reducing the burden on business respondents. The program changes ensure that Statistics Canada will continue to produce a consistent and coherent set of economic statistics. As well, data users and researchers can more easily combine economic data with information from other sources to undertake their analyses. These changes took effect when data for the reference year 2013 were released.

Target population - Beginning with reference year 2013, the data are classified by industry based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2012.

Reference period of change - 2004

In 2004, the name of the survey was changed from Annual Survey of Service Industries: Database and Directory Publishers to Annual Survey of Service Industries: Database, Directory and Speciality Publishers. The Specialty Publishing Industry (businesses that publish calendars, colouring books, greeting cards, posters, etc.) was added to the Database and Directory Publishers survey in order to obtain an estimate for the entire Canadian publishing industry, which also includes Newspaper Publishers, Book Publishers and Periodical Publishers.

Reference period of change - 2003

This survey was not conducted for the 2002 reference year.

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