Issue 16-115: Manufacturing Sales

June 15, 2016

Sales in the province’s manufacturing sector continued to seesaw in April, registering a 1.3% (seasonally adjusted) decline, following a 3.0% boost in March. Notable increases were seen for manufacturers of primary metals (+2.0%), furniture (+8.3%), computer and electronic products (+8.3%) and several other product groupings, but overall gains were offset by declining sales in some of the larger industries, namely wood (-1.0%), paper (-2.5%) and food (-3.0%).

Nation-wide, manufacturing sales climbed 1.0%, as six provinces saw shipments of manufactured products increase. Gains in Alberta (+3.5%) and Quebec (+1.4%) were the chief drivers of the national uptick.

Data Source: Statistics Canada