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Manufacturing sales edge up 0.1% in July


September 16, 2016
By The Canadian Press

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Sept. 16, 2016 – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales were below expectations in July, edging up 0.1 per cent to $50.7 billion.

Economists had expected a gain of 1.0 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.

On a constant-dollar basis, sales increased 0.6 per cent, indicating that a higher volume of goods was sold in July.

Sales were up in nine of 21 industries, representing about 54 per cent of the manufacturing sector.

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The food industry gained 1.9 per cent to $8.5 billion in July, while the primary metals industry grew by 2.9 per cent to $3.7 billion.

Sales of petroleum and coal products climbed 2.5 per cent to $4.3 billion.

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