* Plastics producers in Ontario shipped C$14.7 billion (US$10.5 billion) worth of products in 2003, accounting for 63% of total Canadian plastics shipments.
* Ontario's 2,250 plastics companies run the length of the supply chain. The province encompasses 60% of Canada's plastics firms.
* Ontario accounts for 60% of Canada's plastics employment, with more than 87,000 workers.
* Canadian mold makers recorded shipments of C$1 billion (US$715 million) in 2003, including exports of C$860 million (US$615.8 million). Globally, it is ranked among the top three producers of molds and is the third-largest exporter. About 85% of Canada's mold makers operate in Ontario.
Source: Canadian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Toronto