Canadian manufacturing sales rebound in May

In Alberta, manufacturing sales rose by 2.6 per cent to $4.7 billion. But that was still down by 32 per cent from a year ago

Canadian manufacturing sales rebound in MayCanadian manufacturing sales increased 10.7 per cent to $40.2 billion in May following a record 27.9 per cent decline in April, as many manufacturers resumed operations following full or partial shutdowns related to COVID-19 during the previous month, reported Statistics Canada on Wednesday. “Nevertheless, total manufacturing sales in May were 28.4 per cent below their…

Manufacturing sales plunge in wake of COVID-19

Sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in the petroleum and coal product industry, falling by a record 46.4 per cent to $2.0 billion in April

Manufacturing sales plunge in wake of COVID-19Canadian manufacturing sales fell by a record 28.5 per cent to $36.4 billion in April, following a 9.8 per cent decline in March, according to a report released Monday by Statistics Canada. “April marked the first full month of physical distancing measures in the wake of COVID-19 and manufacturing plants operated at limited capacity or…

Canadian industries see another decline in capacity

The capacity utilization rate in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector was unchanged at 77.8 per cent in the first quarter

Canadian industries see another decline in capacityCanadian industries operated at 79.8 per cent of their capacity in the first quarter, down from 81.4 per cent in the previous quarter, said a Statistics Canada report, adding it was the third consecutive quarterly decline. This decline was because of the slowdown in most sectors caused by physical distancing measures implemented in response to…

Canadian manufacturing sales plunge due to COVID-19 pandemic

Sales declined for the third consecutive month in the petroleum and coal product industry, down by one-third (-32.2 per cent) to $3.9 billion in March

Canadian manufacturing sales plunge due to COVID-19 pandemicManufacturing sales in Canada fell 9.2 per cent to $50.8 billion in March, the lowest level since June 2016 and the largest percentage decline since December 2008, during the previous recession, said Statistics Canada in a report released on Thursday. “Manufacturing sales in March were substantially affected by COVID-19 as many plants were shut down…
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