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Economy


August 9, 2019 News

Canadian wage growth climbs to highest mark since 2009: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

But the unemployment rate moved up to 5.7% as Canada shed 24,200 jobs, the agency also said.

August 2, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales picked up in July: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But U.S. auto sales decelerated in July, a new Scotiabank report says, as volatility in that market continues.

August 1, 2019 News

North American tooling industry continues to slow: report

by Canadian Plastics

North American capacity utilization at its lowest mark since 2016, the Q2 2019 Automotive Tooling Barometer Survey says.

July 22, 2019 News

Ford cutting 200 jobs at Oakville, Ont. auto assembly plant

by Canadian Plastics

In a statement, Ford said the layoffs are the result of a “long-standing practice of matching production with consumer demand.”

July 8, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales fell in June, Scotiabank says

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. auto sales continued its above-trend growth in June following an equally strong performance in May, according to Scotiabank’s latest Auto News Flash.

June 28, 2019 News

Downturn in global auto sales continued in May: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian auto sales rate ticked up marginally in May, Scotiabank’s latest Global Auto Report said, but the decline on a year-over-year basis continued.

June 14, 2019 CanPlastics TV

Canadian government to ban single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics
June 11, 2019 News

Plastics machinery shipments declined in early 2019

by Canadian Plastics

While 2018 ended with strong plastics machinery shipments in North America, 2019 has started soft, according to new figures from the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

May 18, 2019 News

U.S. lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

After having been in place for almost a year, the tariffs – 25 per cent on imports of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum – will be removed by May 19.

April 12, 2019 News

Tool & die industry off to slow start in 2019: report

by Canadian Plastics

In the first quarter 2019, the study said, mold shops experienced a slight utilization increase of 2% compared to Q4 2018 (77% to 79%), while die shop utilization dropped drastically from 85% to 74% in the same time frame.

April 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in March: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Scotiabank also forecasts that auto sales in Canada will fall to 1.93 million units delivered in 2019.

March 26, 2019 News

Weak early-year auto sales in China, while Europe rebounds: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales in Canada continued to decline in February, a new report by Scotiabank said, marking the twelfth year-on-year decline in a row off record February sales a year prior.

March 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto purchases rose in February: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Auto sales in the U.S. fell for a second consecutive month, a new report from Scotiabank also said.

February 27, 2019 News

American moldmakers generally positive about business outlook: survey

by Canadian Plastics

But only half of the moldmakers surveyed by the American Mold Builders Association believe business conditions in Q1 will increase, and only 10 per cent think their business will increase substantially over the next 12 months.

February 26, 2019 News

Weak sales in China drag down global auto market: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Excluding China, Scotiabank’s most recent Global Auto Report says, vehicle purchases fell by 3 per cent year-over-year worldwide.

February 22, 2019 News

Plastics machinery shipments finished strong in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Shipments of injection molding and extrusion machinery in North America increased in the fourth quarter 2018, according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

February 15, 2019 News

Ontario announces $40 million for auto sector plan

by Canadian Plastics

The announcement is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness.

February 12, 2019 News

Clariant increased sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant’s plastics & coatings division increased sales by one per cent, with particularly strong regional expansion in Latin America.

February 5, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in January: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Vehicle purchases in the U.S. also dropped in January, a new report from Scotiabank said, as sales activity rebalances from strong gains in late-2018 and adverse weather conditions keep buyers at bay.

January 30, 2019 News

Global auto sales declined in 2018: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But despite posting a decline relative to 2017, the Canadian auto market posted its second best year on record, a new report from Scotiabank said.