Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Petrochemical Manufacturing - 32511

Definition

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in converting feedstocks derived from petroleum, or from petroleum and natural gas liquids, into petrochemicals. Some important processes used in petrochemical manufacturing include steam cracking and steam reforming.

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    For the purpose of defining this industry, petrochemicals consist of acyclic (aliphatic) hydrocarbons and cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

    Example Activities:
    Acyclic hydrocarbons (except acetylene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Aromatic cyclic hydrocarbons, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Benzene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Butadiene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Butane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Butylene (butene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Cumene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Ethane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Ethylbenzene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Ethylene (ethene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Heptane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Heptene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Hexane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Isobutene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Isoprene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Naphthalene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Nonene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Olefins (alkenes), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Paraffins (alkanes), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Pentane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Pentene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Petrochemicals, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Propylene (propene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Styrene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Toluene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    Xylene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids

    Exclusions

    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    refining crude petroleum into petrochemicals (see 324110 Petroleum refineries)
    manufacturing acetylene (see 325120 Industrial gas manufacturing)
    converting petrochemicals into other basic chemicals (see 325190 Other basic organic chemical
    manufacturing)
    manufacturing plastics resins and synthetic rubber (see 325210 Resin and synthetic rubber manufacturing)

Information on the number and size of businesses for 2016.

Establishments

26

0-99 Employees

88.9%

Financial performance

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Salaries and wages

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Manufacturing

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Access 2017 trade information on imports and exports.

Exports

$1.9
billion

Imports

$965.7
million
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