An improvement over April’s 1.1% drop and ahead of economists’ projections.
Drop blamed on lower sales in the petroleum and coal products, transportation equipment and chemical industries.
Sales up in 16 of 21 industries, representing 71% of the manufacturing sector.
Sales were up in 16 of 21 industries, representing 71% of the Canadian manufacturing sector.
Third consecutive month of growth.
Sales fell in 15 of the 21 industries tracked, representing 61% of the manufacturing sector.
Sales were up in 15 of 21 industries, representing 69% of the total sector.
Sales of machinery and transportation equipment products led increases.
Drops in sales of motor vehicles and petroleum and coal products to blame for the decline.
Sales were down in 16 of 21 industries.
Increase came from higher sales of motor vehicles, food and motor vehicle parts.
Purchasing managers’ index falls to a four-month low in January.
Drop caused by lower sales of petroleum and coal products, aerospace products and parts and machinery.
Decline was due to a drop in the motor vehicle assembly and the petroleum and coal product industries.
Decrease caused by a drop in the petroleum and coal industry, and auto and aerospace products and parts.