Canadian Plastics


April 18, 2017 News

Manufacturing sales slip 0.2% in February: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Factory sales were down in 10 of the 21 industries, representing 37% of the manufacturing sector; sales in motor vehicle assembly fell 5.3%, while petroleum and coal products dropped 5.0%.

April 5, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle sales strong in March: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian vehicle sale purchases in March 2017 advanced 7% above a year earlier, setting a monthly record for March. According to the latest Auto News Flash from Scotiabank, sales exceeded an annualized 2.1 million units in March 2017, lifting year-to-date

March 29, 2017 News

Canadian auto parts industry goes on offensive against U.S. protectionism

by Canadian Plastics

A new survey being conducted by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association seeks to detail the level of integration in the North American auto industry.

March 18, 2017 News

Canadian wholesale sales up in January: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

The motor vehicle and parts subsector contributed the most to the gain, the agency said.

March 17, 2017 News

Automation not an “imminent threat” to Canadian jobs: report

by Canadian Plastics

The report, by Toronto-based think tank C.D. Howe Institute, said industries at “high risk” of automation make up just 1.7 per cent of the Canadian workforce.

March 13, 2017 Feature


by Canadian Plastics

Will Canada’s carbon tax plan hurt the plastics industry’s competitiveness?

March 13, 2017 News

Global auto sales continue to strengthen in 2017: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

North American auto production to climb to record high in the second quarter, the bank said.

March 10, 2017 News

Plastics machinery shipments declined in Q4 2016

by Canadian Plastics

For the first time since the recovery in the plastics industry began in 2010, North American shipments of plastics machinery posted a second consecutive quarterly decrease, according to statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES).

March 8, 2017 News

Canada posts third-straight monthly trade surplus: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Exports were up 0.5% on the strength of higher exports of motor vehicles and canola, the agency said.

March 1, 2017 News

Canadian manufacturing growth in February fastest in two years: report

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian manufacturing growth rose in February to its highest level since November 2014, a new report said, with an increase in new orders and employment suggesting a rebound in business confidence two years after the oil price shock hit the

February 27, 2017 News

Trade protectionism is a risk to the auto sector: Magna

by Canadian Plastics

As reported by The Canadian Press, Magna CEO Don Walker said any border adjustment tax imposed by the U.S. would have a “material adverse effect” on operations and profitability.

February 19, 2017 News

Plastic electronics will revolutionize consumer market: report

by Canadian Plastics

The total market for the plastic electronics sector is estimated to grow from US$26 billion in 2017 to US$69 billion in 2025, and will revolutionize consumer goods, a new report said. The report, from UK-based Innovation DB, the world’s largest

February 7, 2017 News

Canadian auto sales will decline in 2017: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales gains in Alberta and Saskatchewan are expected to be more than offset by declines in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.

February 3, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle sales up in January: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But the bank anticipates lower annual sales, as vehicle affordability begins to erode alongside some slowing in real income gains.

January 31, 2017 News

2016 breaks records for North American robot orders and shipments

by Canadian Plastics

According to the Robotic Industries Association, orders surged 61 per cent in assembly applications while food and consumer goods orders increased 32 per cent.

January 22, 2017 News

Record global auto sales expected in 2017: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

In Canada, volumes will be undercut by recent price hikes for new cars and light trucks, as well as lower replacement demand than in the United States, Scotiabank’s latest Global Auto Report said.

January 16, 2017 News

Global thermoform packaging market to hit US$57 billion by 2024: report

by Canadian Plastics

The global market for thermoform packaging will reach US$57.6 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research. According to the report from the Albany, N.Y.-based research company, the global market was US$36.4 billion in 2016 and

January 14, 2017 News

Canada will have second-fastest growing G7 economy: IMF

by Canadian Plastics

The International Monetary Fund’s latest outlook for advanced economies as a whole also predicts the U.S. will lead global growth in 2017.

December 18, 2016 News

N. American plastics machinery shipments down in Q3 2016: Plastics Industry Association

by Canadian Plastics

This was the first quarterly decline since Q3 2015, the Association’s report said, and it was only the second time there was a quarterly decrease since the post-recession recovery began in 2010.

December 18, 2016 News

Manufacturing sales down in October: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

October’s decline followed two consecutive monthly gains.