Production and Disposition of Tobacco Products

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Manufacturing and Energy Division Monthly Survey

Collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S19. Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under this Act. Under the provisions of the Statistics Act, Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from publishing or releasing, in any manner, any statistics which would divulge information obtained from this survey relating to any identifiable business without the previous written consent of that business.


Kindly complete and return this questionnaire no later than the tenth of the month following the month under review.

Please update the name or address if necessary

Survey purpose

The purpose of this survey is to obtain information on quantities of tobacco products that are produced and sold by Canadian manufacturers. Data collected by this survey provide an indicator of the economic condition of the producing industry and can serve as input to study market share and industry trends. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Statistics Canada thanks you for your participation in this survey.

Data-Sharing agreements - To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations which must keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. The details of these agreements as well as information on record linkages were provided to you in the form of a letter with the January mail out. If you would like another copy of this information please contact us at 1-866-873-8789.Has there been a change in ownership during the reporting period?

  • Yes
  • No

Was this plant operational during the reporting period?

  • Yes
  • No

Definitions and reporting instructions (letters refer to column headings)

A. and G. Opening and Closing inventory Domestic inventory only. Any inventories held outside Canada should be recorded as export in the month when transfer into inventory took place. Opening inventory for the month under review should be equal to the closing inventory of the previous month.

B. Total production All Canadian production for domestic sales or for export to any destination within or outside North America.

C. Domestic sales Goods invoiced to wholesalers, retailers and institutions, less returned goods credited to same. Samples are also to be included.

D. Domestic duty-free sales Sales in Canada. Include sales to ship, air and border stores as well as foreign embassies in Canada.

E. Export sales – bulk shipments Cross border shipments. Include shipments to diplomats outside Canada as well as transfers into inventories held outside Canada in the month the transfer took place. Do not include sales from inventories held outside Canada.

F. Adjustments All non-sale transactions, such as goods damaged, destroyed, stolen and reworked as well as stock adjustments.

Please ensure, for each line, that values in column A plus B, minus the sum of values in columns C to E, plus F equals the value in column G.

Commodity S.C.G.
Opening inventory Total production Sales Adjustments Closing inventory
Domestic Domestic Duty-free Export bulk shipments
For Definitions See "Definitions and reporting instruction" section above A B C D E F G
Cigarettes 1 (thousands) 2402.20              
Cigars 2 (thousands) 2402.10              
Manufactured tobacco
Fine cut 3 (Kilograms)
Pipe tobacco 4 (Kilograms) 2403.10.10              
Non-manufactured tobacco
Leaf 5 (Kilograms)

Commodity descriptions

  1. Cigarettes containing tobacco, regular, king size, filter, plain.
  2. Cigars, cigarillos, cheroots and similar products.
  3. Fine cut smoking tobacco intended for cigarettes.
  4. Pipe smoking tobacco.
  5. Unmanufactured leaf tobacco packaged for retail sale.

Respondent’s comments section

Statistics Canada commonly compares responses to this questionnaire with those provided by your organization last month. In order to reduce the possibility of further inquiries, would you please provide explanations of any significant changes in the reported data.

For further information please call 1-866-445-4323 or by Fax: 1-877-837-9217.

Statistics Canada advises you that there could be a risk of disclosure during the facsimile or other electronic transmission. However, upon receipt, Statistics Canada will provide the guaranteed level of protection afforded to all information collected under the authority of the Statistics Act.

  • Name of person responsible for this report
  • Telephone (Area code and number)
  • Facsimile
  • Website
  • E-mail address

5-3121-1423: 2011-12-12 STC/IND-310-60012


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