Issue 16-137: Manufacturing Sales

July 15, 2016

Sales of goods produced by British Columbia’s manufacturing sector rebounded in April, rising 1.1% (seasonally adjusted), on the heels of a 1.3% drop in March. The strongest growth in sales occurred in the wood product (+3.9%) and food manufacturing (+2.4%) industries. Growth was restrained by sharp declines in sales of computer and electronic products (-10.0%) and furniture and related products (‑4.8%).

Nationally, manufacturing sales fell 1.0% with significant reductions in Ontario (-1.4%) and Alberta (‑2.0%) driving much of the decline. Newfoundland and Labrador suffered the largest decrease, with a drop in sales of 10.6%, while the strongest growth among the provinces was in Nova Scotia, at 6.2%.

Data Source: Statistics Canada