Friday, September 29, 2006

Holy smokes

Here are some fun figures released by StatsCan today:

Total cigarettes sold in August by Canadian manufacturers decreased 7.5% from July to 2.0 billion cigarettes, down 41.5% compared with August 2005.
Cigarette production in August increased 7.0% from July to 1.9 billion cigarettes, down 40.3% from August 2005.
At 1.4 billion cigarettes, the level of closing inventories for August decreased by 7.9% from July, and declined 69.3% from August 2005.

How much of that decrease is a result of a change in domestic sales? You can find out for $3 payable to StatsCan.

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