NAICS 325991 Custom Compounding

These statistics are for the Custom compounding industry, based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 325991.

Principal Statistics
Year Establishments Shipments
($ millions)
Employment Imports
($ millions)
Exports
($ millions)

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 43 840 1424 477 34
2004 58 816 1206 486 34
2005 54 847 1175 487 30
2006 54 877 1206 466 25
2007 51 781 1080 435 20
2008 48 670 976 355 14
2009 45Footnote * 507Footnote * 751Footnote * 253 14
2010  45Footnote *  580Footnote *  650Footnote * 241 17

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the custom mixing and blending of purchased plastics resins; and compounding plastics resins from recycled plastics products.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

  • manufacturing synthetic resins from basic organic chemicals (325210, Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing)
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