NAICS 326111 Plastic bags

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 165 1,718 8,307 314 499
2004 213 1,801 8,318 322 498
2005 206 1,909 7,234 377 539
2006 200 1,962 7,015 418 524
2007 195 1,900 6,597 465 488
2008 190 1,671 5,780 487 478
2009 178 1,574 5,502 467 447
2010 178 1,620 5,590 472 449
2011 187 1,688 5,291 498 460
2012 187 * 1,660 * 5,080 * 527 466

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in converting plastics resins into unsupported plastic bags and those that only form, coat or laminate plastic or cellulose films and sheets into unsupported plastic bags. Establishments that manufacture bags and print on them are included.

Examples:

  • Plastic bags, single or multi-wall
  • Plastic bags, manufactured and printed in the same establishment

Exclusion: Establishments primarily engaged in:

  • manufacturing bags of plastic coated or laminated with other materials (322220, Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing).
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