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Manufacturing sales figures rose 1.7 per cent in December 2014: StatsCan

Published by Brad Fougere on February 13, 2015

Manufacturing sales figures for Dec 2014, released Feb 13 by Statistics Canada, showed a 1.7 per cent rise despite heavy drops in energy exports. Petroleum and coal products sales dropped 9.3 per cent in December whereas 17 of the remaining 20 industries reported higher numbers. Nearly 80 per cent of manufacturing sectors saw higher sales in December. Regionally, sales rose 2.3 per cent in Ontario with 16 of the 21 industries reporting higher sales figures. Year over year, sales rose 5.9 per cent in Dec 2014 over Dec 2013. Unfilled order also rose for the fourth straight month pointing to potential sales gains in coming months.

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