Page 3: National and provincial/territorial tobacco sales data 2019

Fine-cut tobacco sales

Since 2001, tobacco companies have been required by the Tobacco Reporting Regulations to provide Health Canada with reports on sales of tobacco products.

There are three important factors to consider when using these data:

  1. The data are subject to ongoing revision due to re-submissions by tobacco companies and/or audits by Health Canada.
  2. Sales represent shipments to wholesalers or retailers in a province/territory. Sales totals may not be representative of tobacco consumption for that province/territory.
  3. In certain cases, provincial/territorial sales were not reportable due to a limited number of companies active in that market. In these cases, the data were merged into a larger geographical grouping.

Fine-cut tobacco sales in Canada from 2001-2019

Fine-cut tobacco sales in Canada from 2001-2019.
Fine-cut tobacco sales in Canada from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 2,460,552
2002 2,658,447
2003 2,677,437
2004 2,434,872
2005 1,987,479
2006 1,526,649
2007 1,259,883
2008 1,049,328
2009 1,027,322
2010 1,063,404
2011 1,005,186
2012 958,118
2013 868,045
2014 728,922
2015 643,464
2016 627,378
2017 550,348
2018 495,189
2019 416,963
Fine-cut tobacco sales in Canada from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Canada from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 2.5 million kilograms in 2001 to 417 thousand kilograms in 2019.

Fine-cut tobacco sales in Canada by province 2019

Total fine-cut tobacco sales - 2019
Total fine-cut tobacco sales - 2019 Canada
Province Kilograms
Quebec 89,607
Nova Scotia 73,521
British Columbia 60,480
Saskatchewan 51,180
Alberta 43,639
New Brunswick 30,415
Ontario 28,800
Manitoba 22,502
P.E.I., Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon 8,539
Newfoundland & Labrador 8,280
Canada 416,963
Fine-cut tobacco sales in Canada by province 2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales by province in 2019. Quebec had the highest unit sales followed by Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

Alberta fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

Alberta fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
Alberta fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 460,549
2002 458,324
2003 448,132
2004 404,492
2005 351,442
2006 285,331
2007 240,063
2008 195,279
2009 147,732
2010 117,637
2011 107,756
2012 95,784
2013 83,845
2014 73,214
2015 62,367
2016 61,988
2017 51,310
2018 47,024
2019 43,639
Alberta fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Alberta from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 461 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 44 thousand kilograms in 2019.

British Columbia fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

British Columbia fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
British Columbia fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 284,550
2002 328,653
2003 333,352
2004 317,354
2005 277,864
2006 233,750
2007 204,948
2008 175,476
2009 170,136
2010 164,439
2011 164,051
2012 150,217
2013 137,358
2014 117,956
2015 105,840
2016 104,986
2017 84,758
2018 73,330
2019 60,480
British Columbia fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in British Columbia from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales decreased from 285 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 60 thousand kilograms in 2019.

Manitoba fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

Manitoba fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
Manitoba fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 182,559
2002 199,790
2003 206,728
2004 189,927
2005 172,740
2006 139,740
2007 117,681
2008 99,768
2009 96,284
2010 92,506
2011 94,360
2012 88,601
2013 81,063
2014 69,735
2015 60,311
2016 56,940
2017 49,784
2018 33,723
2019 22,502
Manitoba fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Manitoba from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 183 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 23 thousand kilograms in 2019.

New Brunswick fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

New Brunswick fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
New Brunswick fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 141,990
2002 177,222
2003 173,933
2004 175,242
2005 149,060
2006 114,354
2007 89,534
2008 77,400
2009 93,328
2010 108,720
2011 101,207
2012 99,887
2013 82,933
2014 61,963
2015 52,130
2016 48,766
2017 42,000
2018 37,045
2019 30,415
New Brunswick fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in New Brunswick from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 142 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 30 thousand in 2019.

Newfoundland and Labrador fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

Newfoundland and Labrador fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
Newfoundland and Labrador fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 181,447
2002 200,311
2003 204,881
2004 182,574
2005 139,700
2006 86,456
2007 60,195
2008 48,546
2009 42,229
2010 36,417
2011 30,921
2012 27,542
2013 23,412
2014 19,277
2015 14,926
2016 13,200
2017 10,685
2018 9,169
2019 8,280
Newfoundland and Labrador fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Newfoundland and Labrador from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 181 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 8 thousand kilograms in 2019.

Nova Scotia fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

Nova Scotia fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
Nova Scotia fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 174,317
2002 196,180
2003 204,329
2004 204,256
2005 178,779
2006 139,234
2007 111,696
2008 98,107
2009 105,860
2010 112,082
2011 111,071
2012 110,586
2013 104,386
2014 94,101
2015 86,095
2016 89,991
2017 86,233
2018 83,913
2019 73,521
Nova Scotia fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Nova Scotia from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 174 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 74 thousand kilograms in 2019.

Ontario fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

Ontario fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
Ontario fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 192,635
2002 260,172
2003 294,297
2004 255,243
2005 188,372
2006 116,108
2007 92,595
2008 69,621
2009 74,767
2010 88,928
2011 78,345
2012 78,599
2013 68,829
2014 51,348
2015 45,972
2016 43,330
2017 39,523
2018 37,520
2019 28,800
Ontario fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Ontario from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 193 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 29 thousand kilograms in 2019.

Quebec fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

Quebec fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
Quebec fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 632,305
2002 614,256
2003 584,466
2004 489,177
2005 366,219
2006 257,655
2007 209,865
2008 166,608
2009 176,396
2010 207,373
2011 199,879
2012 209,257
2013 192,548
2014 158,872
2015 140,649
2016 133,492
2017 120,184
2018 110,870
2019 89,607
Quebec fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Quebec from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 632 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 90 thousand kilograms in 2019.

Saskatchewan fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

Saskatchewan fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
Saskatchewan fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 194,964
2002 199,014
2003 200,902
2004 183,039
2005 161,698
2006 141,506
2007 123,764
2008 107,407
2009 98,522
2010 100,414
2011 89,263
2012 77,266
2013 75,552
2014 67,559
2015 62,983
2016 64,685
2017 57,719
2018 55,615
2019 51,180
Saskatchewan fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Saskatchewan from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 195 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 51 thousand kilograms in 2019.

Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019

Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019.
Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019
Year Kilograms
2001 28,659
2002 33,892
2003 38,500
2004 39,440
2005 34,204
2006 19,308
2007 18,956
2008 18,297
2009 29,032
2010 22,322
2011 21,691
2012 20,379
2013 17,890
2014 15,527
2015 12,188
2016 10,000
2017 8,153
2018 5,550
2019 5,882

Sales data for PEI and the territories are merged due to the limited number of companies active in those markets. Unit sales may not represent total consumption as they only include direct shipments by tobacco companies and exclude products shipped from wholesalers in other provinces.

Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon fine-cut tobacco sales from 2001-2019 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing fine-cut tobacco sales in Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon from 2001 to 2019. Fine-cut sales declined from 29 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 6 thousand kilograms in 2019.

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