Issue 17-31: Manufacturing Sales

February 15, 2017

Manufacturing sales in British Columbia ended the year on a low note, slipping 1.5% to $4.0 billion (seasonally adjusted) in December, following a 2.5% boost in November. The decline was mostly reflected in the wood (-4.4%) and paper (-3.3%) industries. Sales were also down in several other sectors, such that producers of both durable (-1.5%) and non-durable (-1.5%) goods saw sales ease.

Nationally, manufacturing sales rose 2.3% to $53.5 billion in December. Dollar-for-dollar, Ontario (+2.3%) and Quebec (+4.1%) were the largest contributors to the national total.

Data Source: Statistics Canada