CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

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Manufacturing sales decline in four provinces in December

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In Quebec, manufacturing sales rose 1.6% to $18.3 billion in December, on higher production of aerospace parts. PHOTO courtesy Makino.

In December, four provinces posted lower sales, led by Ontario and Manitoba, Statistics Canada’s Monthly Survey of Manufacturing indicates. Quebec posted the largest increase.

Sales in Ontario declined 2.8% to $31.0 billion in December, mainly on lower sales of motor vehicles (-13.7%). Sales on a quarterly basis fell 4.7% in the fourth quarter.

Sales in Manitoba declined 5.2% to $2.1 billion in December, the third consecutive monthly decline, mainly on lower sales in the transportation equipment (-19.9%) and machinery (-17.8%) subsectors.

In Quebec, sales rose 1.6% to $18.3 billion in December, on higher production of aerospace parts.

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