NAICS 326140 Polystyrene foam products

These statistics are based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

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 67 593 3,042 39 184
2004 79 709 3,409 49 196
2005 75 741 3,085 61 207
2006 81 844 3,363 64 220
2007 85 867 3,310 69 201
2008 92 795 2,869 75 202
2009 94 762 2,905 79 163
2010 94 470 2,950 111 154
2011 93 747 3,050 114 161
2012 93 * 944 * 3,050 * 114 151

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in converting polystyrene resins into foam products.

Examples:

  • Coolers or ice chests
  • Dinnerware
  • Food containers
  • Polystyrene foam packaging
  • Profile shapes of polystyrene foam
  • Sheet (for example, board) polystyrene foam insulation
  • Shipping pads and shaped cushioning
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