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September 2009 (Previous release)

Manufacturers produced 2.0 billion cigarettes in September, up 27.4% from August. The total number of cigarettes sold increased by 11.3% to 2.0 billion and closing inventories increased by 4.3% to 1.6 billion cigarettes in September.

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 September 2009 issue of Production and Disposition of Tobacco Products, Vol. 38, no. 9 (32-022-X, free), is now available from the Publications module of our website.

For more 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; manufact@statcan.gc.ca), Manufacturing and Energy Division.