Pig Iron

Detailed information for March 1985

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

Monthly

Record number:

2115

The survey collected data on blast furnace charges (materials used to produce pig iron) and also the tonnages of pig iron produced and shipped each month.

As of 1985, this survey was amalgamated with the Steel Primary Forms, Steel Castings and Pig Iron (Survey ID 2116).

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Description

As of 1985, this survey was amalgamated with the Steel Primary Forms, Steel Castings and Pig Iron (Survey ID 2116).

The population consists of approximately 6 manufacturers of pig iron. The survey collected data on blast furnace charges (materials used to produce pig iron) and also the tonnages of pig iron produced and shipped each month. The stocks of pig iron at the end of each month are also included. The main use of the data is for market analyses. It is also used to enhance the Annual Census of Manufactures. Data are retained in the files of the Machinery, Wood, and Metal Products Section of MAPID.

Subjects

  • Manufacturing
  • Non-metallic mineral and metal

Data sources and methodology

Instrument design

The survey has been designed to obtain data on either productivity, shipments or inventories of selected items relating to the Industry (see questionnaire for details). The questionnaire has been designed to facilitate the reporting of the data on a quality and timely basis by the respondents and also to facilitate the rapid accumulation of the data upon receipt of all the questionnaires. Follow-up procedures are conducted mainly by telephone approximately two weeks following the reference period and are normally carried out with the company official responsible for the completion of the form. A request to obtain the data over the telephone is put forward to the official and is usually successful thus eliminating the time loss awaiting the report by mail. Having the use of direct telephone lines to most cities enhances greatly the ease and success rate of the follow-up of the outstanding survey reports resulting in the statistics being available to the users on a timely basis. Confidentiality checks are stringently enforced to protect against revealing of individual company data. It sometimes becomes necessary therefore to suppress non-confidential data to provide this protection which otherwise would reveal confidential data by residual process.

Sampling

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

Quality evaluation

Very good with approximately 100% coverage.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that 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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