Manufacturing sales down in July, the third drop in five months - Macleans.ca
 

Manufacturing sales down in July, the third drop in five months


 

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent to $48.3 billion in July, the third decrease in five months.

It says declines in production of transportation equipment, including aerospace products and motor vehicles, were largely responsible for the overall drop.

Manufacturers in 11 of 21 industries reported lower sales, representing over 60 per cent of total manufacturing.

Sales of durable goods fell 2.7 per cent, while sales of non-durable goods edged down 0.1 per cent.

Sales declined in five provinces in July, with Ontario and Quebec reporting the largest decreases in dollar terms.

In Ontario, sales were down 1.9 per cent to $22.3 billion, while Quebec sales were off 2.6 per cent to $11.3 billion.


 
Filed under:

Manufacturing sales down in July, the third drop in five months

  1. Of course our manufacturing sector is going to hell in a had basket. What do you expect when a flood gate of canadians are now filling US Costco stores and US merchants. It seems this government is more bent on supporting the US economy than ours. Are we so short sighted as to be tricked by short term gain over the health of OUR economy