Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

1 - Goods-Producing Sector

6 - Manufacturing

31-33 - Manufacturing

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. These products may be finished, in the sense that they are ready to be used or consumed, or semi-finished, in the sense of becoming a raw material for an establishment to use in further manufacturing. Related activities, such as the assembly of the component parts of manufactured goods; the blending of materials; and the finishing of manufactured products by dyeing, heat-treating, plating and similar operations are also treated as manufacturing activities. Manufacturing establishments are known by a variety of trade designations, such as plants, factories or mills.

Manufacturing establishments may own the materials which they transform or they may transform materials owned by other establishments. Manufacturing may take place in factories or in workers' homes, using either machinery or hand tools.

Certain activities involving the transformation of goods are classified in other sectors. Some examples are post-harvest activities of agricultural establishments, such as crop drying; logging; the beneficiating of mineral ores; the production of structures by construction establishments; and various activities conducted by retailers, such as meat cutting and the assembly of products such as bicycles and computers.

325 - Chemical Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing chemicals and chemical preparations, from organic and inorganic raw materials.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • field processing of crude petroleum and natural gas (See 211 Oil and Gas Extraction)
    • beneficiating mineral ores (See 212 Mining (except Oil and Gas))
    • processing crude petroleum and coal (See 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing)
    • smelting and refining ores and concentrates (See 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing)
3253 - Pesticide, Fertilizer and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing agricultural chemicals, including nitrogenous and phosphoric fertilizer materials; mixed fertilizers; and agricultural and household pest control chemicals.

32531 - Fertilizer Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing nitrogenous or phosphoric fertilizer materials and mixing these ingredients into fertilizers; and in purchasing ingredients and mixing them into fertilizers. Establishments engaged in the manufacture of phosphoric acid, urea, ammonia and nitric acid, whether or not for use as a fertilizer material, are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • mining potash (See 212396 Potash Mining)
    • manufacturing agricultural lime products (See 32741 Lime Manufacturing)
325313 - Chemical Fertilizer (except Potash) Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing nitrogenous and phosphoric fertilizer materials and mixing these ingredients with other ingredients into fertilizers. Establishments producing natural organic fertilizers and mixtures (except compost) are included. Establishments engaged in the manufacture of phosphoric acid, urea, ammonia and nitric acid, whether or not for use as a fertilizer material, are also included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • mining potash (See 212396 Potash Mining)
  • Example Activities:

    • Ammonia, anhydrous or aqueous, manufacturing
    • Ammonium nitrate, manufacturing
    • Ammonium phosphates, manufacturing
    • Ammonium sulfate, manufacturing
    • Anhydrous ammonia, manufacturing
    • Fertilizer materials, nitrogenous and phosphatic, manufacturing
    • Fertilizers, mixed, made in plants producing nitrogenous or phosphatic fertilizer materials
    • Fertilizers, natural organic (except compost), manufacturing
    • Fertilizers, of animal waste origin, manufacturing
    • Fertilizers, of sewage origin, manufacturing
    • Nitric acid, manufacturing
    • Nitrogenous fertilizer materials, manufacturing
    • Phosphatic fertilizer materials, manufacturing
    • Phosphoric acid, manufacturing
    • Superphosphates, manufacturing
    • Urea, manufacturing
325314 - Mixed Fertilizer Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mixing ingredients produced elsewhere into fertilizers.

  • Example Activities:

    • Compost, manufacturing
    • Fertilizers, mixed, made in plants not manufacturing fertilizer materials
    • Mixing purchased fertilizer materials
    • Nitrogenous fertilizers, made by mixing purchased materials
    • Phosphatic fertilizers, made by mixing purchased materials
    • Potassic fertilizers, made by mixing purchased materials
    • Potting soil, manufacturing
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