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2016 Statistical Review of the Canadian Chemical Manufacturing Sector

Canada’s $53 billion chemical industry is a significant contributor to our country’s economy. The sector is directly responsible for 87,500 jobs and pays over $6 billion in salary and wages. Primarily concentrated in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, the industry supports more than 525,000 jobs in other manufacturing sectors across the country.

CIAC’s Annual Industry Economic Profile provides a statistical review of various key industry indicators including number on shipments, imports, exports, and employment. The report also includes a section on specialty chemicals, statistics for the key provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, and for the segments of the industry of primary interest to CIAC members.

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2015 Year-End Survey of Business Conditions

December 09, 2015

Every year, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada conducts a survey of its member-companies, and provides an economic forecast for the industry based on members’ sales, trade and employment indicators. This report is prepared by CIAC’s Business and Economics Team and is based on the aggregated results of that survey.

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2015 Statistical Review

June 26, 2015

This publication is prepared by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)’s Business and Economics division which provides economic analysis of government policy initiatives, business trends and changing industry dynamics. The Business and Economics division also publishes provincial and national brochures and conducts a year-end economic survey of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s members.

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RESPONSIBLE CARE®  PERFORMANCE: DELIVERING ON OUR COMMITMENTS

April 21, 2015

Members of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) continue to deliver results on environmental stewardship and transparency through their commitment to Responsible Care ® – CIAC’s U.N.–recognized sustainability initiative.

Responsible Care inspires its members to take actions that improve the sustainability of their operations and reduces harm throughout the entire life cycle of their products. For more than 20 years, CIAC members have reported their emissions data and advancements in areas such as workplace and transportation safety, community engagement, and waste reduction. The results are publicly available in CIAC’s annual Responsible Care® Progress Report.

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2014 Year-End Survey of Business Conditions

December 15, 2014

Every year, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada conducts a survey of its member-companies, and provides an economic forecast for the industry based on members’ sales, trade and employment indicators. This report is prepared by CIAC’s Business and Economics Team and is based on the aggregated results of that survey.

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Capital Allowance Systems for Chemical Corporations: Canada vs. United States

November 06, 2014

This research study, commissioned by CIAC, compares the differences in capital allowances (tax depreciation) for capital expenditures incurred by chemical corporations in Canada and the United States.  The study concluded that a comparable Canadian rate for the write-off of capital costs for manufacturing machinery and equipment (class 43) would be 45 per cent (current rate is 30 per cent), and that coverage for depreciation allowance for chemical investments in the U.S. is significantly broader than it is in Canada. The study also noted that “capital allowance deductions are generally a factor in decision-making models and affect the Net Present Value of potential investments.”

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2014 RESPONSIBLE CARE® PROGRESS REPORT

February 17, 2014

This new report builds on CIAC’s 20-year track record of monitoring and reporting its members’ emissions through Responsible Care® ─ the association’s U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative. It highlights CIAC members’ performance in workplace and transportation safety, resource conservation, product stewardship, community engagement, and emissions and waste reduction. 

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