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April 2011 (Previous release)

Canadian manufacturers produced 1.6 billion cigarettes in April, down 21.3% from the previous month. The total number of cigarettes sold increased by 5.5% to 1.8 billion, and closing inventories decreased by 11.7% to 2.2 billion cigarettes in April.

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

Available on CANSIM: table 303-0062.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2142.

The April 2011 issue of Production and Disposition of Tobacco Products, Vol. 40, no. 4 (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 (toll-free 1-866-873-8789; 613-951-9497; manufact@statcan.gc.ca), Manufacturing and Energy Division.