View the Archive..May 21, 2013SABLE OFFSHORE PRODUCTION, APRIL 2013
In April 2013, the Sable offshore energy platform pumped 88.6 million cubic metres of gas, down 27.1 percent from the previous month.
Since peak production in 2001-2002, production has been declining. In April 2013, gas production was 17.1 percent (LT 1/6th) of the December 2001 peak production month.
In 2002, the year to date
total production (Jan-Apr) of the Sable Offshore Energy Project was 1.836.3 billion cubic metres, the peak of the last thirteen years. In 2012 the Jan-Apr year-to-date production stood at 833 million cubic metres. In 2013, year to date production (439 million cubic metres.) was less than one-quarter (23.9%) over 2002, and about half (52.7) of the same period last year.
Source: Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Board
May 21, 2013HEALTH REGIONS: UNEMPLOYMENT, POPULATION ESTIMATES, DEPENDENCY RATIO 2008-2012
Data on health region level unemployment rates, population estimates, and dependency ratios are now available for 2012.
Available in CANSIM: tables CANSIM table109-5324 to 109-5326.
May 17, 2013CONSUMER PRICE INDEX APRIL 2013
In Nova Scotia April 2013, the consumer price index (2002=100) increased 0.1% from March 2013 to 126.8 and increased 0.6% over April 2012.
The CPI, excluding food and energy, increased 0.3% from March 2013 to 116.9, and increased 0.9% over April 2012.
In Canada April 2013, the consumer price index (2002=100) decreased 0.2% from March 2013 to 122.7 and increased 0.4% over April 2012.
May 17, 2013ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR APRIL 2013
At 0.6 per cent year over year, Nova Scotia's consumer price index was above the national average of 0.4 per cent from April 2012 to April 2013. Within Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia posted the second lowest year over year CPI increase (New Brunswick increased 0.8 per cent), with Newfoundland and Labrador (both 0.6%). PEI showed a general price increase of 1.8 per cent, year over year. West of the Maritimes, the highest inflation year over year was once again in Manitoba (1.8 per cent).
May 17, 2013WHOLESALE TRADE MARCH 2013
In March 2013, Nova Scotia's wholesale sales (seasonally adjusted) decreased 0.5% from February 2013 to $693.1 million, and decreased 0.3% from March 2012. The wholesale merchants' sales index (Jan 2011=100) decreased 0.5 points to 108.3 in March 2013.
March 2013 Canadian wholesale sales (seasonally adjusted) increased 0.3% from February 2013 to $49.1 billion, and increased 1.0% from March 2012. The wholesale merchants' sale index (Jan2011=100) increased 0.4 points to 105.8.