Take stock_May 20

Travel both to and from Canada declined in March compared with February. Statistics Canada reports inbound travel declined one per cent to 2.2 million trips in March while Canadian trips abroad decreased by 0.7 per cent to 3.9 million.

Travel to Canada drops in March: Statscan

Travel both to and from Canada declined in March compared with February. Statistics Canada reports inbound travel declined one per cent to 2.2 million trips in March while Canadian trips abroad decreased by 0.7 per cent to 3.9 million. The agency says U.S. residents made a million overnight trips to Canada in March, down 0.6 per cent despite a 0.8 per cent increase in overnight car travel. The U.S. decline was largely a result of a 3.6 per cent decrease in overnight plane travel, to 275,000 overnight plane trips to Canada — the lowest level since May 2003. Same-day car travel from the United States fell 1.0% to 743,000 trips. The number of trips from countries other than the United States fell 1.4 per cent to 366,000 in March, falling in five of Canada’s top 12 overseas markets. Total Canadian travel to both the United States and overseas countries fell in March.

Desktops dragging down computer market

The Canadian market for personal computers isn’t expected to reboot to positive growth until 2010 because consumers and businesses are delaying purchases and waiting for new technologies, says IDC Canada. Desktop computers dragged down the market in the first quarter and the volume of netbooks — small mobile computers that allow users to surf the Internet and check email — has levelled off, IDC said Tuesday. The overall desktop PC market declined by 27 per cent from last year, but on average a desktop PC sells for more than $200 more than a portable personal computer, IDC said. Netbooks continued to garner a larger share of the overall market for portable PCs due to their lower price, but unit shipments were down by five per cent from the fourth quarter, Brunt said. Netbooks usually cost between $200 and $500.

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