Canadian Manufacturing

StatCan says manufacturing sales rose 4.2 per cent in February

The agency says sales were higher in 14 of 21 industries to make it the fifth consecutive month that manufacturing sales have increased.

April 14, 2022   The Canadian Press

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 4.2 per cent to $67.7 billion as auto manufacturers ramped up production.

The agency says sales were higher in 14 of 21 industries to make it the fifth consecutive month that manufacturing sales have increased.

Sales of motor vehicles rose 25.0 per cent to $3.7 billion in February, the highest level since January 2021, while sales of food products gained 5.3 per cent to $11.6 billion.

Meanwhile, Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.4 per cent in February to $78.8 billion, the first drop since July 2021, amid blockades of transportation routes including at Canada-U.S. border crossings.

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Sales of personal and household goods fell 5.1 per cent in February to $11.4 billion, while building material and supplies wholesalers dropped 2.8 per cent to $13.7 billion,

The motor vehicle and motor vehicle accessories and parts subsector lost 1.9 per cent at $11.0 billion.