NAICS 32521 Synthetic Resins and Rubbers

These statistics are for the Synthetic resins and rubbers industry, based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 32521.

Principal Statistics
Year Establishments Shipments
($ millions)
Employment Imports
($ millions)
Exports
($ millions)
*Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada estimates
Source: Statistics Canada
Note: The step change in establishments observed in 2004 was due to a change by Statistics Canada in the minimum threshold size necessary for inclusion of establishments in the annual data. This change had only a minor impact on other principal statistics.
2003 121 7,464 7,606 5,556 5,379
2004 212 9,898 8,023 5,928 6,134
2005 165 10,145 6,884 6,610 6,834
2006 163 10,105 6,486 6,606 7,158
2007 164 9,679 6,298 6,182 6,890
2008 161 9,614 6,515 6,427 7,094
2009 144 6,163 5,228 4,990 4,782
2010  144*  6 220*  4 520* 6 050 5 540

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing synthetic resins, plastics materials and synthetic rubber from basic organic chemicals.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

  • manufacturing rubber processing chemicals and plasticizers, whether separate chemical elements or compounds (32519, Other Basic Organic Chemical manufacturing
  • manufacturing plastics adhesives (32552, Adhesive manufacturing
  • custom compounding of resins produced elsewhere (32599, All Other Chemical Product manufacturing
  • processing rubber into intermediate or final products (3262, Rubber Product manufacturing)

Examples:

  • Acetal resins, manufacturing
  • Acrylate rubber, manufacturing
  • Acrylic resins, manufacturing
  • Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins, manufacturing
  • Alkyd resins, manufacturing
  • Amino resins, manufacturing
  • Butadiene rubber (for example, polybutadiene), manufacturing
  • Butyl rubber, manufacturing
  • Chloroprene rubber, manufacturing
  • Coal tar resins, manufacturing
  • Elastomers (except synthetic rubber), manufacturing
  • Elastomers, synthetic rubber, manufacturing
  • Epoxy resins, manufacturing
  • Ethylene-propylene rubber, manufacturing
  • Ethylene-vinyl acetate resins, manufacturing
  • Fluoro-polymer resins, manufacturing
  • Ion exchange resins, manufacturing
  • Ionomer resins, manufacturing
  • Isobutylene polymer resins, manufacturing
  • Latex rubber, synthetic, manufacturing
  • Lignin plastics, manufacturing
  • Melamine resins, manufacturing
  • Neoprene, manufacturing
  • Nitrile rubber, manufacturing
  • Nitrocellulose (for example, pyroxylin) resins, manufacturing
  • Nylon resins, manufacturing
  • Phenolic resins, manufacturing
  • Plastics and synthetic resins, regenerating, precipitating and coagulating
  • Polyamide resins, manufacturing
  • Polyester resins, manufacturing
  • Polyethylene resins, manufacturing
  • Polyethylene rubber, manufacturing
  • Polyethylene terephathalate (PET) resins, manufacturing
  • Polyisobutylene resins, manufacturing
  • Polyisobutylene rubber, manufacturing
  • Polypropylene resins, manufacturing
  • Polystyrene resins, manufacturing
  • Polysulfide rubber, manufacturing
  • Polyurethane resins, manufacturing
  • Polyvinyl alcohol resins, manufacturing
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, manufacturing
  • Polyvinyl resins, manufacturing
  • Propylene resins, manufacturing
  • Protein plastics, manufacturing
  • Resins, plastics (except custom compounding purchased resins), manufacturing
  • Rosin (for example, modified resins), manufacturing
  • Rubber, synthetic, manufacturing
  • Silicone resins, manufacturing
  • Silicone rubber, manufacturing
  • Styrene resins, manufacturing
  • Synthetic rubber (for example, vulcanizable elastomers), manufacturing
  • Thermoplastic resins and plastics materials, manufacturing
  • Thermosetting plastics resins, manufacturing
  • Thermosetting vulcanizable elastomers, manufacturing
  • Urea resins, manufacturing
  • Urethane rubber, manufacturing
  • Vinyl resins, manufacturing
  • Vinylidene resins, manufacturing
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