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

325110 - Petrochemical Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in converting feedstocks derived from petroleum, or from petroleum and natural gas liquids, into petrochemicals. Some important processes used in petrochemical manufacturing include steam cracking and steam reforming. For the purpose of defining this industry, petrochemicals consist of acyclic (aliphatic) hydrocarbons and cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

  • Example Activities:

    • Acyclic hydrocarbons (except acetylene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Aliphatic hydrocarbons (except acetylene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Aromatic cyclic hydrocarbons, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Benzene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Butadiene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Butane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Butylene (butene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Cumene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Ethane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Ethylbenzene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Ethylene (ethene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Heptane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Heptene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Hexane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Isobutene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Isoprene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Naphthalene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Nonene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Olefins (alkenes), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Paraffins (alkanes), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Pentane, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Pentene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Petrochemicals, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Propylene (propene), made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Styrene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Toluene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
    • Xylene, made from refined petroleum or natural gas liquids
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