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The Daily


Tuesday, June 26, 2007
May 2007

Total cigarettes sold in May by Canadian manufacturers increased 9.8% from April to 1.7 billion cigarettes, down 33.0% compared with May 2006.

Cigarette production in May increased 26.9% from April to 1.9 billion cigarettes, down 9.7% from May 2006.

At 1.9 billion cigarettes, the level of closing inventories for May increased 12.4% from April, down 35.6% from May 2006.

Note: This survey collects data on the production of tobacco products in Canada by Canadian manufacturers and the disposition or sales of this production. It does not collect data on imported tobacco products. Therefore, sales information in this release is not a proxy for domestic consumption of tobacco products.

Available on CANSIM: table 303-0062.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2142.

The May 2007 issue of Production and Disposition of Tobacco Products, Vol. 36, no. 5 (32-022-XWE, free) is now available from the Publications module of our website.

For general information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Client Services (toll-free 1-866-873-8789; 613-951-9497; manufact@statcan.gc.ca), Manufacturing, Construction and Energy Division.