August’s Manufacturing Sales

StatsCan released August’s Survey of Manufacturing on Friday. Overall, manufacturing sales in August increased 2% to $45.1 billion. This is 17.6% higher than the low of May 2009.

The industry highlights are as follows:

  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing: rose 13.8% to $4 billion
  • Petroleum and Coal Products: rose 2.4% to $5.4 billion
  • Non-metallic Mineral Products: rose 6.3%
  • Fabricated Metal Products: rose 2.3%
  • Chemicals: rose 1.5%
  • Paper: rose 2.3%
  • Primary Metals Industry: fell 2.2%

The provincial highlights are as follows:

  • Alberta: rose 2.0%
  • British Columbia: fell 0.1%
  • Manitoba: fell 4.4%
  • New Brunswick: fell 4.4%
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: fell 0.7%
  • Nova Scotia: rose 2.1%
  • Ontario: rose 2.9%
  • Prince Edward Island: fell 5.9%
  • Quebec: rose 2.3%
  • Saskatchewan: rose 6.1%

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