Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Publishing Industries (except Internet) - 511

Definition

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in: publishing newspapers, periodicals, books, databases, software and other works. These works are characterized by the intellectual creativity required in their development and are usually protected by copyright.

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    Publishers distribute, or arrange for the distribution of copies of these works.

    Publishing establishments may create the works in-house, or contract for, purchase, or compile works that were originally created by others. These works may be published in one or more formats including traditional print form, electronic and on-line. Publishers of "multimedia" products, such as interactive children's books, multimedia CD-ROM and digital video disk (DVD) reference books, and musical greeting cards are also included. Establishments in this subsector may print, reproduce or offer direct on-line access to the works themselves or they may arrange with others to carry out such functions.

    Exclusions

    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    publishing software (see 51121 Software publishers)
    publishing music (see 512230 Music publishers)

Information on the number and size of businesses for 2016.

Establishments

8,854

0-99 Employees

96.4%

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Average revenue

$480.3
thousand

Profitable

77.5%

Gross domestic product

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Salaries and wages

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