Page 5: National and provincial/territorial tobacco sales data 2017

Pipe 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.

Pipe tobacco sales in Canada from 2001-2017

Pipe tobacco sales in Canada from 2001-2017.
Pipe tobacco sales in Canada from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 135,010
2002 105,409
2003 93,071
2004 84,383
2005 80,338
2006 67,239
2007 66,197
2008 59,425
2009 54,112
2010 50,297
2011 46,038
2012 50,056
2013 43,931
2014 37,087
2015 33,653
2016 27,319
2017 30,140
Pipe tobacco sales in Canada from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Canada from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 135 thousand kilograms in 2001 to 30 thousand in 2017.

Pipe tobacco sales in Canada by province 2017 - 30,140 kg

Total pipe tobacco sales - 2017 Canada - 27,319 kg.
Total pipe tobacco sales - 2017 Canada - 30,140 kg
Province Kilograms
Ontario 11,167
Quebec 6,214
Alberta 4,570
British Columbia 3,946
New Brunswick 1,223
Nova Scotia 973
Manitoba 949
Saskatchewan 890
Newfoundland & Labrador 177
P.E.I., Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Yukon 29
Canada 30,140
Pipe tobacco sales in Canada by province 2017 - 30,140 kg - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales by province in 2017. Ontario saw the highest unit sales of pipe tobacco followed by Quebec and Alberta.

Alberta pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

Alberta pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
Alberta pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 15,678
2002 11,559
2003 10,898
2004 11,164
2005 11,442
2006 10,004
2007 9,876
2008 8,689
2009 6,732
2010 6,156
2011 5,582
2012 5,936
2013 5,821
2014 5,431
2015 4,973
2016 5,127
2017 4,570
Alberta pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Alberta from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 15,678 kilograms in 2001 to 4,570 kilograms in 2017.

British Columbia pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

British Columbia pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
British Columbia pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 10,909
2002 8,021
2003 7,055
2004 5,760
2005 5,629
2006 5,104
2007 4,890
2008 4,348
2009 3,718
2010 3,465
2011 3,131
2012 3,864
2013 3,609
2014 3,198
2015 3,031
2016 3,665
2017 3,946
British Columbia pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in British Columbia from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 10,909 kilograms in 2001 to 3,946 kilograms in 2017.

Manitoba pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

Manitoba pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
Manitoba pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 4,140
2002 3,778
2003 3,305
2004 2,652
2005 2,772
2006 2,316
2007 2,192
2008 2,070
2009 1,798
2010 1,686
2011 1,713
2012 1,682
2013 1,230
2014 1,233
2015 1,043
2016 944
2017 949
Manitoba pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Manitoba from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 4,140 kilograms in 2001 to 949 kilograms in 2017.

New Brunswick pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

New Brunswick pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
New Brunswick pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 3,448
2002 2,734
2003 2,276
2004 2,142
2005 2,165
2006 2,373
2007 2,181
2008 2,176
2009 2,289
2010 2,238
2011 2,183
2012 2,113
2013 1,983
2014 1,533
2015 1,307
2016 958
2017 1,223
New Brunswick pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in New Brunswick from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 3,448 kilograms in 2001 to 1,223 kilograms in 2017.

Newfoundland and Labrador pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

Newfoundland and Labrador pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
Newfoundland and Labrador pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 1,546
2002 1,002
2003 941
2004 908
2005 589
2006 479
2007 371
2008 419
2009 291
2010 361
2011 353
2012 266
2013 261
2014 232
2015 188
2016 154
2017 177
Newfoundland and Labrador pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Newfoundland and Labrador from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 1,546 kilograms in 2001 to 177 kilograms in 2017.

Nova Scotia pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

Nova Scotia pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
Nova Scotia pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 7,113
2002 6,183
2003 5,283
2004 5,008
2005 5,012
2006 4,401
2007 4,107
2008 3,863
2009 3,167
2010 2,787
2011 2,518
2012 2,349
2013 2,013
2014 1,779
2015 1,281
2016 1,282
2017 973
Nova Scotia pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Nova Scotia from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 7,113 kilograms in 2001 to 973 kilograms in 2017.

Ontario pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

Ontario pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
Ontario pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 48,101
2002 41,966
2003 38,359
2004 34,798
2005 33,008
2006 25,759
2007 29,386
2008 24,090
2009 22,955
2010 21,558
2011 19,530
2012 19,439
2013 17,033
2014 13,256
2015 11,747
2016 10,843
2017 11,167
Ontario pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Ontario from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 48,101 kilograms in 2001 to 11,167 kilograms in 2017.

Quebec pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

Quebec pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
Quebec pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 40,476
2002 27,211
2003 23,850
2004 20,776
2005 18,970
2006 15,122
2007 16,920
2008 12,377
2009 11,885
2010 10,954
2011 10,920
2012 11,440
2013 10,886
2014 9,652
2015 9,112
2016 3,369
2017 6,214
Quebec pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Quebec from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 40,476 kilograms in 2001 to 6,214 kilograms in 2017.

Saskatchewan pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

Saskatchewan pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
Saskatchewan pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 2,256
2002 1,629
2003 1,489
2004 1,545
2005 1,552
2006 1,512
2007 1,342
2008 1,278
2009 1,207
2010 1,060
2011 852
2012 1,110
2013 1,044
2014 901
2015 919
2016 924
2017 890
Saskatchewan pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Saskatchewan from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declines from 2,256 kilograms in 2001 to 890 kilograms in 2017.

Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017

Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017.
Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017
Year Kilograms
2001 1,343
2002 1,326
2003 1,371
2004 1,207
2005 792
2006 225
2007 37
2008 51
2009 62
2010 32
2011 11
2012 26
2013 51
2014 31
2015 52
2016 52
2017 29

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 pipe tobacco sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing pipe tobacco sales in Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon from 2001 to 2017. Pipe tobacco sales declined from 1,343 kilograms in 2001 to 29 kilograms in 2017.

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