Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Annual Retail Trade Survey & Retail Store Survey Firm-Level Data

I’m working with a researcher interested in the Annual Retail Trade Survey (2447) –formerly the Annual Retail Store Survey (2446) & the Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging (ASML) –formerly the Annual Survey of Manufacturing and Logging Industries (ASML) formerly the Annual Survey of Manufactures.

Would firm level data or microdata be available by custom tab?

Firm level data would not be available as a custom tab, as:

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any data that would divulge information obtained under the Statistics Act that relates to any identifiable person, business or organization.

Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. As such, you will find tables that are available for the ARSS here:
Summary tables
Analysts and researchers

The list of chain is the only detailed information available (because we have waivers with the companies asking for their permission to divulge this information), no other data at firm level is available.

Here is what she is referring to
2014 Annual Retail Trade Survey – Partial List of Retail Chain Stores