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Production refers to the quantity of products manufactured in Canada during a reference period including intermediate products. These products may be shipped or retained in inventory.


Shipments refer to the quantity of manufactured goods that are shipped, during the reference period from the plant to customers, in domestic or export markets.


Shipments of goods destined for customers outside of Canada.

More detailed data are available from the Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging, CANSIM Table 301-0006; and also from custom product 31C0023 (National and Provincial Principal Statistics from the Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging). In addition, a service on Products Shipped by Canadian Manufacturers (31C0020) is available from the Marketing and Dissemination Section at (613) 951-9497 (

Specific enquiries should be directed to: The Marketing and Dissemination Section, Manufacturing, Construction and Energy Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A OT6 (Telephone: 1-866-873-8789 or 613-951-9497; Fax line: 613-951-9499; Internet: