Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Manufacturing - 31-33

Definition

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in:
the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. These products may be finished, in the sense that they are ready to be used or consumed, or semi-finished, in the sense of becoming a raw material for an establishment to use in further manufacturing.

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    Related activities, such as the assembly of the component parts of manufactured goods; the blending of materials; and the finishing of manufactured products by dyeing, heat-treating, plating and similar operations are also treated as manufacturing activities.
    Manufacturing establishments are known by a variety of trade designations, such as plants, factories or mills.
    Manufacturing establishments may own the materials which they transform or they may transform materials owned by other establishments.
    Manufacturing may take place in factories or in workers' homes, using either machinery or hand tools.

    Exclusions

    No exclusions are specified in the 2012 NAICS Canada manual.

Information on the number and size of businesses for 2016.

Establishments

89,925

0-99 Employees

93.3%

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Average revenue

$686.0
thousand

Profitable

75.8%

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0.3%

The Labour productivity index for 2015 can be used to identify trends in innovation, efficiency and labour market flexibility.

-1.3%

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Salaries

$84.7
billion

Wages

$24.22

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Net revenue

$61.3
billion

Shipments

$614.0
billion

Value added

$229.0
billion

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Exports

$354.5
billion

Imports

$472.4
billion

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