Production and Disposition of Tobacco Products

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The purpose of this survey is to obtain information on the 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.

Collection period:

The collection for this cycle begins on February 1, 2019 (for the reference period of January 2019) and ends on January 18, 2020 (for the reference period of December 2019).

The questionnaire is sent on the first business day following the reference month and collection continues for 12 days (i.e., the questionnaire for the January reference period will be mailed out on February 1, 2019 and collection will end February 19, 2019).

Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire and telephone interview
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
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    Confidentiality

    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

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    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce response burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

    Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

    For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

    Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician, specifying the organizations with which you do not want Statistics Canada to share your data and mailing it to the following address:

    Chief Statistician of Canada
    Statistics Canada
    Attention of Director, Enterprise Statistics Division
    150 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0T6

    You may also contact us by email at statcan.esd-helpdesk-dse-bureaudedepannage.statcan@canada.ca or by fax at 613-951-6583.

    For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

    For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

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    Topics covered in the survey

    This survey asks questions about:

    • the production of cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products;
    • the sales of domestic, domestic tax-free and export bulk shipments of tobacco products.
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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

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    Survey-specific questions

    What is the purpose of Production and Disposition of Tobacco Products survey?

    The purpose of this survey is to obtain information on the 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.

    Why was my company selected for this survey?

    Businesses are selected based on their contribution to the industry or region for a particular set of commodities.

    Statistics Canada surveys businesses across the country to produce statistics on the economy. By accurately reporting your firm's activity you are contributing to the measure of the country's worth – the gross domestic product (GDP). All information collected helps provide a clearer picture of the Canadian economy.

    I'm a small business, why can you not just survey the big companies?

    Although Statistics Canada always collects information from large businesses, we cannot overlook the importance of smaller businesses. Small businesses, like yours, have different characteristics from large businesses and make a significant contribution to the economy, particularly at the provincial and territorial level.

    Who uses this information? Why is it important?

    Statistics Canada's business surveys provide both the private and public sectors with vital information that is used in their decision making processes. Many businesses and organizations need accurate information to track growth and changes in this industry.

    Industry associations, business analysts and investors use the data to better understand rapidly evolving business environments, such as new technologies and trade opportunities as well as investments in new product lines.

    Individual businesses use the information to monitor their performance against industry averages.

    Schools and universities use survey results to study the economy.

    Governments need the information to make decisions about labour and fiscal policies and business assistance programs for industries.

    When will the survey results be available?

    Survey results are released monthly in The Daily, approximately 45 days after the survey is completed.

    Refer to Published data for data and analysis.

    Where can I find more information about the survey?

    If you have any questions about the survey or need help to complete the questionnaire, please call 1-888-881-3666.

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