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September 27, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales posted “modest” uptick in August, Scotiabank says

by Canadian Plastics

The sales increase ended a record seventeenth month of year-over-year declines in auto sales in Canada, a new report from the bank says.

September 5, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales posted modest increase in August, report says

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. auto sales also grew at a robust rate in August, according to the latest Auto News Flash from Scotiabank.

August 18, 2019 News

N. American plastics machinery shipments up in Q2, report says

by Canadian Plastics

Statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics says that plastics machinery shipments increased 8.2% in Q2 2019, following a 27.6% decrease in Q1.

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 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 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 30, 2019 News

Global slowdown of vehicle sales continued in April: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Global auto sales fell by 7.9% year-over-year in April for an eighth consecutive month of year-on-year declines, a new report from Scotiabank says.

April 30, 2019 News

Amid sales slump, Milacron exits blow molding business

by Canadian Plastics

The plastics processing equipment maker’s Uniloy blow molding business has now been listed as a “discontinued operation”.

April 18, 2019 News

Revenue down for PolyOne in first quarter, job cuts coming

by Canadian Plastics

The challenging financial results have led the Ohio-based material supplier to reduce spending and to cut an unspecified number of jobs.

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 13, 2019 News

Intertape Polymer reports revenue increase for 2018

by Canadian Plastics

The packaging supplier increased its revenue by more than 17% to US$1,053 million compared to 2017, and by more than 21.2% to US$287.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to Q4 2017.

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

Milacron reports increased sales in 2018

by Canadian Plastics

Despite the positive overall outcome for 2018, sales in the fourth quarter of the year were down, the machinery maker said, while orders also decreased.