Spooky stats…

… but aren’t they all?

No word on the number of human / vampire children, tho’…

100% disgusting!

$616 million — The value of “other miscellaneous by-products, including other processed, frozen or cooked meats” manufactured in Canada in 2009.  This category (311611U) includes “blood, dried, edible” and “blood, dried, inedible” as well as all kinds of other left-over animal parts.

$246 million — The value of “medicinal chemicals and botanical products, in bulk” manufactured in Canada in 2009. This category (3254114) includes plasma and other blood products, mostly from animals.

$62 million — The value of “in-vitro diagnostic substances” manufactured in Canada in 2009. This category (3254130) also contains blood plasma.

Source: Manufacturing and Energy Division.

See also: Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) – List of Goods.


Burial shrouds and bandages for mummies

$26 million — The value of “other apparel findings, trimmings and fabricated textile products” manufactured in Canada in 2009. This category (315999D) includes burial shrouds, used for burying the dead.

$304 million — The value of “surgical and therapeutic appliances and supplies…” manufactured in Canada in 2009. This category (3391139) includes bandages.

Source: Manufacturing and Energy Division.

See also: Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) – List of Goods.


A final resting place

3% — The proportion of households in Canada (more than 398,580 households) reporting expenses on funeral services, cemetery plots and upkeep, and tombstones in 2009.

Source: CANSIM, table 203-0015 (Survey of Household Spending).

$117.1 million — The estimated value of wood coffins and caskets manufactured in Canada in 2006. (More recent data are confidential.)

Source: Manufacturing and Energy Division.


Quiet professionals

Between 1996 and 2006, the number of female funeral directors and embalmers in Canada nearly doubled.

4,600 — The number of funeral directors and embalmers in Canada in 2006. Of this number, 3,235 were men and 1,365 were women.

3,735 — The number of funeral directors and embalmers in Canada 10 years earlier, in 1996. Of this number, 3,015 were men and 720 were women.

Source: 2006 Census, Occupation.

13,684 — The total number of employees in the funeral services industry in Canada in 2010.

Source: CANSIM, table 281-0024 (Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours).

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