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The Daily

Monday, February 25, 2008
January 2008

Canadian manufacturers sold 1.3 billion cigarettes in January, down 23.0% from December and 2.1% lower compared with January 2007.

Cigarette production in January increased 23.1% from December to 1.5 billion cigarettes, up 9.0% from January 2007.

At 1.7 billion cigarettes, the level of closing inventories for January increased 14.1% from December to stand 9.5% higher compared with January 2007.

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 January 2008 issue of Production and Disposition of Tobacco Products, Vol. 37, no. 1 (32-022-XWE) 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 the dissemination officer (613-951-9497; toll-free 1-866-873-8789;, Manufacturing, Construction and Energy Division.