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May 2010 (Previous release)

Canadian manufacturers produced 2.0 billion cigarettes in May, down 5.0% from the previous month. The total number of cigarettes sold decreased by 1.4% to 1.9 billion and closing inventories increased by 3.6% to 2.3 billion cigarettes in May.

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 2010 issue of Production and Disposition of Tobacco Products, Vol. 39, no. 5 (32-022-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.

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;, Manufacturing and Energy Division.