CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

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CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

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Manufacturing sales rise in five provinces

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Quebec and Alberta led the country in manufacturing sales increases. PHOTO by Pexels

Manufacturing sales increased in five provinces in March, led by Quebec (+2.5%) and Alberta (+3.9%). Ontario (-0.4%) posted the largest decline.

Sales in Quebec increased 2.5% to 18.3 billion in March, mainly on higher production in the aerospace product and parts industry (+20.9%), followed by higher sales of primary metals (+6.7%). Both industries contributed to higher total sales in MontrĂ©al (+8.4%), as sales of primary metals rose 40.5% and production of aerospace product and parts increased 20.1% in March.

In Alberta, sales were up 3.9% to 9.1 billion in March, mainly on a 20.6% growth in sales of petroleum and coal products. The same industry was also responsible for higher total manufacturing sales in Edmonton (+12.5%).

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