Chapter 4 - Industrial Sector

The Data Situation

The aggregate energy use data presented for the industrial sector are taken from Statistics Canada’s Report on Energy Supply-Demand in Canada (RESD) (Cat. No. 57-003-X). The RESD contains data derived primarily from Statistics Canada surveys of energy distributors and end users as well as administrative records received by Statistics Canada. Such data are then supplemented with data from the National Energy Board and various energy-producing provinces. The major energy survey used for the industrial sector is the Industrial Consumption of Energy (ICE)¹ survey
(Cat. No. 57-505-X).

To provide more detail about the industrial end-use energy trends over time, the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) developed the Industrial End-Use Model (IEUM). The detailed energy use data in the IEUM are taken from the ICE survey for 1990 and from 1995 and beyond. Data for 1991 to 1994 are from the Canadian Industrial Energy End-Use Data and Analysis Centre’s (CIEEDAC’s) report Energy Intensity Indicators for Canadian Industry 1990–2014. The OEE also updates its energy end-use database by including energy consumption data from the Annual Census of Mines and other industry associations.

Gross domestic product (GDP) data at basic prices are from Statistics Canada, Table 379-0031, Ottawa, 2016 (CANSIM); data prior to 1997 were estimated by the CIEEDAC.

Due to rounding, the numbers in the tables may not add up or calculate to their reported totals or growth rates.

¹ From 1991 to 1994, not all of the 59 industries are available because of the conversion to the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) in 2001.