Canadian Plastics

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Economy


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.

January 17, 2019 News

Petrochemical growth spurt bodes well for Canada’s plastics industry

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s capital spending on industrial chemical industry projects is expected to jump by 65 per cent in 2019.

January 16, 2019 News

Magna expects 2019 sales to be hurt by a variety of factors

by Canadian Plastics

The auto parts maker anticipates that the strong U.S. dollar, the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business, and GM plant closures will negatively impact its bottom line this year.

January 10, 2019 News

U.S. plastics shipments, jobs rose in 2017: report

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. plastics industry accounted for an estimate of $432.3 billion in shipments and 989,000 jobs in 2017, according to the 2018 Size & Impact Report, an annual publication of the Plastics Industry Association.

January 7, 2019 News

Canadian vehicle sales down in December: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But auto purchases in the U.S. recorded their highest one-month total since October 2017, the new report from Scotiabank said.

December 27, 2018 News

World auto sales growth stalls in 2018: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Vehicle purchases in Canada in November fell below 1.9 million annualised units for the first time since late-2016, Scotiabank said, but sales are still on track for their second-highest year on record in 2018.

December 7, 2018 News

North American plastics machinery shipments up 4 per cent in Q3 2018

by Canadian Plastics

The sales figures are compiled by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics.

December 5, 2018 News

Auto purchases in Canada fell sharply in November: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

A sharp drop in Detroit Three sales pulled purchases below 1.9 million units for the first time in over three years, a new report from Scotiabank said.

December 3, 2018 News

North American plastics industry associations support USMCA signing, urge ratification of the deal

by Canadian Plastics

And the American Chemistry Council is also calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to use the agreement to cancel tariffs on steel and aluminum.

December 2, 2018 News

Weak sales in China drove global auto purchases down in October: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auto sales contracted by 1.9% year-over-year for an eighth consecutive month of annual declines in October, Scotiabank’s latest Global Auto Report says, but ticked up by 3.1% from September in seasonally-adjusted terms.