NAICS 326114 Plastic film and sheet

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 122 1,657 6,291 1,470 1,191
2004 145 1,746 5,972 1,472 1,292
2005 134 1,685 5,280 1,473 1,314
2006 140 1,736 5,296 1,486 1,385
2007 147 1,724 5,196 1,306 1,272
2008 152 1,722 5,046 1,399 1,308
2009 143 1,572 4,610 1,230 1,252
2010 143 1,620 4,680 1,288 1,249
2011 142 1,687 4,715 1,330 1,254
2012 142 * 1,670 * 4,715 * 1,360 1,284

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in converting plastics resins into unsupported plastic film and sheet.

Examples:

  • Acrylic film and unlaminated sheet
  • Plastic packaging film, single or multi-web
  • Photographic, micrographic and X-ray plastics sheet and film (except sensitized)
  • Plastics film and unlaminated sheet
  • Polyester film and unlaminated sheet
  • Polyethylene film and unlaminated sheet
  • Polypropylene film and unlaminated sheet
  • Vinyl and vinyl copolymer film and unlaminated sheet

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

  • manufacturing film or sheet of plastic coated or laminated with other materials (322220, Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing)
  • manufacturing laminated plastic sheets (326130, Laminated Plastic Plate, Sheet and Shape Manufacturing).
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