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StatCan announces manufacturing sales rose 4.3% in October

Sales increased in 17 of 21 industries in October as a rebound in motor vehicle sales helped boost the transportation equipment sector.

December 15, 2021  The Canadian Press

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 4.3 per cent in October, helped by gains in the auto sector and primary metal industry.

The agency says manufacturing sales climbed $61.2 billion in October after posting a 2.8 per cent drop in September.

Sales increased in 17 of 21 industries in October as a rebound in motor vehicle sales helped boost the transportation equipment sector. Motor vehicle sales rose 61.0 per cent to $3.1 billion in October after falling 35.8 per cent in September.

Primary metal industry sales rose 4.0 per cent to $5.4 billion in October, driven by higher sales of alumina and aluminum products.

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Sales of aerospace products and parts fell 8.3 per cent to $1.4 billion in October.

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales in constant dollars rose 3.1 per cent in October, indicating a higher volume of goods sold, but also inflationary pressures.


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