Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales rose 1.5% in September

Statistics Canada announced that manufacturing sales rose 1.5% to $53.8 billion in September, following a 1.4% decrease in August.

The Federal Agency notes that total manufacturing sales in September were 3.6% below February’s pre-pandemic levels.

Sales increased in 13 of 21 manufacturing industries led by the wood, chemical, and food industries.

In the wood industry, sales rose 9.6% in September to a record high $3.3 billion, on higher sales at sawmills and wood preservation manufacturers. Sales in the chemical industry increased 6.7% to $4.5 billion in September, driven by higher pharmaceutical and medicine sales. Sales in the food industry increased for the second consecutive month, up 1.3% to $9.2 billion in September.

Source: Statistics Canada

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