Studies & Reports
May 16, 2019 – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales increased 2.1 per cent to $58.0 billion in March, boosted by the transportation equipment, petroleum and coal product, and primary metal industries.
April 16, 2019 – U.S. industrial production fell in March, pulled down by a drop in mining output. Factory output remained weak amid a slowing global economy and trade tensions with China.
April 16, 2019 – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.2 per cent in February to $56.6 billion, hurt by a retreat in the motor vehicle assembly and wood products industries.
April 15, 2019 – The struggle among manufacturers to fill open jobs is likely to continue because of the shrinking labour pool and growing need for workers with high-tech skills.
April 11, 2019 – Using automation helps to strengthen cyber resilience and save money after a data breach – but most companies are still not using it in their cybersecurity plans, according to a new global study published by IBM Security. 
April 10, 2019 – The threats facing manufacturing networks that are still running outdated technology include risks to intellectual property and production processes, according to a new report by Trend Micro Incorporated, a cybersecurity solutions provider and research body. 
March 15, 2019 –Canadian manufacturing sales ended a streak of three consecutive months of declines as they grew more than expected in January.
March 8, 2019 – The jobs at high risk of being eliminated by automation are more likely to be held by women – but women also possess more of the skills required for the new jobs of the future than men do, according to a new report by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
March 1, 2019 – American manufacturers expanded at a slower rate in February, as the pace of new orders, production and employment each slipped.
February 14, 2019 – Canada's auto sector must challenge old business models and lead the charge on auto-tech innovation if it wants to continue to be a player in the global auto industry, says a new report by KPMG.
February 14, 2019 – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.3 per cent to $56.4 billion in December as sales of petroleum and coal products fell.
January 29, 2019 – Canadian manufacturers are optimistic about their prospects in 2019, but significantly less confident than last year as concern mounts that Trump administration policies and other disruptive factors will affect their businesses, according to a new survey of senior manufacturing executives that we outlined earlier this month here.
January 22, 2019 – Statistics Canada says both wholesale sales and manufacturing sales fell in November.
January 21, 2019 – U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 per cent in December, led by the biggest surge in manufacturing in ten months.
January 8, 2019 – Concerns are growing that Europe's largest economy may have slipped into a technical recession after Germany's Economy Ministry reported Tuesday that industrial production dropped for the third consecutive month in November.
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