Figure Descriptions for the Petrochemical Industry Profile

Figure 1: Relative Petrochemical Production (tonnes basis)

Figure 1: Relative Petrochemical Production (tonnes basis)
Petrochemicals Share of Total, %
Source: Statistics Canada and Industry Canada estimates.
Benzene 5.5
Ethylene 51.6
Butadiene 1.8
Butylene 1.6
Propylene 6.4
Toluene 1.8
Xylenes 2.8
Styrene 9.5

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Figure 2: Shipments per Employee (thousands of constant 2002 Canadian dollars)

Figure 2: Shipments per Employee (thousands of constant 2002 Canadian dollars)
Year All Manufacturing Petrochemicals
Source: Statistics Canada.
2000 288.0 3171.4
2001 278.0 2775.5
2002 282.0 3060.9
2003 294.0 2671.4
2004 220.0 3347.1
2005 330.0 2859.4
2006 339.0 3569.1
2007 349.0 3751.7
2008 363.0 3893.3
2009 336.0 2359.9
2010 371.0 3261.3

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Figure 3: Average Salaries (thousands of constant 2002 Canadian dollars)

Figure 3: Average Salaries (thousands of constant 2002 Canadian dollars)
Year All Manufacturing Petrochemicals
Source: Statistics Canada.
2000 42.3 77.8
2001 41.9 71.3
2002 41.8 75.2
2003 42.8 71.3
2004 43.9 73.2
2005 44.0 70.1
2006 44.1 72.4
2007 43.6 80.9
2008 43.4 78.2
2009 43.1 77.7

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Figure 4: Regional Distribution of Establishments (percentage of total)

Figure 4: Regional Distribution of Establishments (percentage of total)
Region/Province Establishments
Source: Statistics Canada
Quebec 18.8
Ontario 31.3
Alberta 43.8

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Figure 5: Trade Orientation (percentage of total)

Figure 5: Trade Orientation (percentage of total)
Year Imports as Percentage of Domestic Market Exports as Percentage of Shipments Ratio of Trade Balance to Shipments
Source: Statistics Canada
2000 8.60 30.3 23.7
2001 8.70 28.7 21.9
2002 6.20 28.6 23.9
2003 7.80 30.0 24.1
2004 12.0 33.2 24.1
2005 13.6 31.8 21.0
2006 15.5 35.0 23.1
2007 13.9 37.6 27.5
2008 15.7 33.4 20.9
2009 23.9 39.5 10.5
2010 19.3 38.8 24.2

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Figure 6: Canada–United States Comparison, Shipments Per Employee (thousands of constant 2002 Canadian dollars)

Figure 6: Canada–United States Comparison, Shipments Per Employee (thousands of constant 2002 Canadian dollars)
Year Canada United States
Source: Statistics Canada and U.S. Department of Commerce.
2000 3171.4 3405.4
2001 2775.5 3239.9
2002 3060.9 3378.5
2003 2671.4 3615.0
2004 3347.1 4742.3
2005 2859.4 5449.9
2006 3569.1 4797.2
2007 3751.7 4618.5
2008 3893.3 1568.8
2009 2359.9 1350.9

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Figure 7: Canada–United States Comparison, Average Salaries (thousands of constant 2002 Canadian dollars)

Figure 7: Canada–United States Comparison, Average Salaries (thousands of constant 2002 Canadian dollars)
Year Canada United States
Source: Statistics Canada and U.S. Department of Commerce.
2000 77.8 96.6
2001 71.3 104.1
2002 75.2 109.7
2003 71.3 102.7
2004 73.2 97.6
2005 70.1 93.3
2006 72.4 88.5
2007 80.9 83.3
2008 78.2 83.8
2009 77.7 92.2

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Figure 8: Canada–United States Comparison, Gross Margins (percentage of total)

Figure 8: Canada–United States Comparison, Gross Margins (percentage of total)
Year Canada United States
Source: Statistics Canada and U.S. Department of Commerce
2000 32.1 26.2
2001 29.5 13.9
2002 25.6 27.7
2003 19.4 25.2
2004 12.1 39.5
2005 14.7 44.6
2006 18.5 44.2
2007 14.8 36.2
2008 14.9 37.2
2009 7.40 36.6

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