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Manufacturing sales hit record high in November: StatsCan

Overall 12 of 21 industries, or 81 percent of the manufacturing sector, gained ground


January 19, 2018
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 3.4 percent to a record high of $55.5 billion in November.

The agency says the gain was mainly due to higher sales in the transportation equipment, petroleum and coal product and chemical industries.

It says 12 of 21 industries, representing 81 percent of the manufacturing sector, gained ground in November.

Sales of transportation equipment increased 9.1 percent to $10.6 billion in November, following two consecutive monthly decreases.

The petroleum and coal product industry saw sales climb 6.1 percent to $6 billion, primarily due to higher prices.

Chemical industry sales rose 5.9 percent to $4.4 billion in November, after falling 2.7 percent in the previous month.