Manufacturing sales rose for the third consecutive month, up 0.6% to $53.8 billion in January. The gain stemmed from a 2.3% increase in non-durable goods sales, led by the petroleum and coal, and chemical industries.
Sales were up in 14 of 21 industries, representing 75.4% of the total Canadian manufacturing sector.
In constant dollars, sales increased 0.7%, indicating that higher volumes of manufactured goods were sold in January.
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