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Similar to Canadian manufacturing, neither the global pandemic nor supply chain shortages seem to be stopping the surge in manufacturing activity south of the border.

U.S. manufacturing activity grew at a faster pace in November, the Institute of Supply Management reported in its index of manufacturing activity. Its index rose to 61.1 in November. Any reading above 50 indicates growth in the US manufacturing sector.

The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its index of manufacturing activity rose to a reading of 61.1 in November, just above September’s 60.8.

Any reading above 50 indicates growth in the manufacturing sector. The manufacturing sector has recorded 18 straight months of growth going back to spring of 2020 when the pandemic broke.

New orders, production and employment all grew at faster pace in November.

Similarly on this side of the border, as reported here last week, Canadian manufacturing sales rose 4.3 per cent in October.

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