These statistics are for the entire plastic products industry, based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 3261.
|Employment|| Imports |
|* Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada estimates |
Source: Statistics Canada
Note: The step change in establishments observed in 2004 was due to a change by Statistics Canada in the minimum threshold size necessary for inclusion of establishments in the annual data. This change had only a minor impact on other Principal statistics.
|2012||2,434 *||19,667||77,400 *||8,578||7,456|
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing intermediate or final products from plastics resins, using such processes as compression moulding, extrusion moulding, injection moulding, blow moulding and casting. The production process in most of these industries is such that a wide variety of products can be produced. The plastics resins used by these establishments may be new or recycled.
Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:
- manufacturing laminated film, sheet and bags of plastic combined with other materials (3222, Converted Paper Product Manufacturing)
- manufacturing plastic hose and belting (3262, Rubber Product Manufacturing).