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“Manufacturing sales increased 1.0% to $57.1 billion in January, following three consecutive monthly decreases,” Statistics Canada reported on Friday.

Key takeaways from the press release

  • Sales rose in 15 of 21 industries, representing 55.9% of total manufacturing sales.
  • In volume terms, manufacturing sales rose 1.4%.
  • The unadjusted capacity utilization rate for the manufacturing sector increased from 75.8% in December to 78.4% in January.