Studies & Reports
May 16, 2018 - U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months.
May 16, 2018 - Canadian manufacturing sales rose a better-than-expected 1.4 per cent in March, as weakness in motor vehicle sales was more than offset by gains in the metals and aerospace industries, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday.
May 1, 2018 - The Canadian economy, which contracted to start the year, bounced back in February, led by gains in the mining and oil and gas extraction sector.
May 1, 2018 - U.S. manufacturers say the pace of their expansion continued to slow in April, with many factories saying their output is still growing but is crimped by shortages of workers and skills.
Apr. 30, 2018 - Chinese factory growth has slowed slightly, according to a monthly survey released Monday that showed activity in the world’s No. 2 economy holding up despite worries over trade tensions with the U.S.
Apr. 20, 2018 - Responding to the “Amazon effect” and today’s consumer demands,  manufacturers are reprioritizing and focusing their technology investments on inventory optimization solutions (43 per cent) and integrated planning and execution technologies (41 per cent), according to findings from the 2018 Intelligent Manufacturing survey conducted by JDA Software.
Apr. 17, 2018 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales grew 1.9 per cent to $55.8 billion in February, boosted by the transportation equipment industry.
Apr. 17, 2018 - U.S. factory output edged up a slight 0.1 per cent in March, as strong production gains in motor vehicles and electronics were partially offset by declines in food and textiles.
Apr. 2, 2018 - U.S. manufacturers say they expanded at a slower pace in March, with many factories saying they’re having a tough time getting supplies in order to meet demand from customers.
Mar. 29, 2018 - A new RBC research paper, Humans Wanted – How Canadian youth can thrive in the age of disruption, predicts that 50 per cent of Canadian jobs will be disrupted by automation in the next 10 years.
Mar. 16, 2018 - Canadian manufacturing sales fell 1.0 per cent in January, with the decline led by the motor vehicle, aerospace and primary metal industries, Statistics Canada said Friday.
Mar. 16, 2018 - U.S. factory output jumped last month, led by big gains in the production of cars, computers and furniture.
Mar. 1, 2018 - American manufacturers said they expanded in February at the fastest pace in nearly 14 years – gains driven in part by a jump in hiring.
Feb. 22, 2018 - German business confidence dropped sharply in February amid increasing concerns about both domestic and international risks.
Feb. 21, 2018 - There are signs that the turmoil in financial markets at the start of February had a negative impact — albeit a short-term one — on the fast-growing 19-country eurozone economy.

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