NAICS 32551 Paints and Coatings

These statistics are for the Paints and coatings industry, based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 32551.

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 200 2 049 6 288 1 012 414
2004 364 1 997 6 459 984 433
2005 283 1 990 6 294 949 431
2006 273 1 998 6 184 962 463
2007 278 2 190 6 210 955 454
2008 273 2 076 6 758 917 399
2009 261* 2 062* 6 737* 884 257
2010  261*  1 890*  5 830* 990 271

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mixing pigments, solvents and binders into paints, stains and other coatings; and manufacturing related products.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

  • manufacturing synthetic organic and inorganic dyes, pigments, lakes and toners (32513, Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing)
  • manufacturing turpentine (32519, Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing)
  • manufacturing caulking compounds (32552, Adhesive Manufacturing)
  • manufacturing artists' paints (33994, Office Supplies (except Paper) Manufacturing)

Examples:

  • Alkyd paints
  • Architectural coatings (paint)
  • Driers, paint and varnish
  • Enamel paints
  • Frit
  • Glass frit
  • Lacquers
  • Latex paints (for example, water-based)
  • Oil-based paints
  • Oil-based stains
  • Paint and varnish removers
  • Paint thinner and reducer preparations
  • Paintbrush cleaners
  • Paints (except artists')
  • Polyurethane coatings
  • Primers
  • Putty, glaziers'
  • Shellac
  • Stains (except biological)
  • Varnish removers
  • Varnishes
  • Water repellant coatings for wood, concrete and masonry
  • Wood fillers
  • Wood stains
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