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December 26, 2015 News

Canada’s economy held steady in October: StatsCan

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The Canadian economy leveled off in October as gains in the resource sector helped offset declines in factory production and consumer spending. According to Statistics Canada, the country’s gross domestic product was unchanged, after falling 0.5 per cent in September.

December 15, 2015 News

Manufacturing sales dipped 1.1 per cent in October: StatsCan

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Machinery, aerospace parts, oil and coal led the decrease.

December 4, 2015 News

Canada is officially out of recession: StatsCan

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It’s official: Canada is out of the mild, technical recession that it fell into in the first half of 2015. According to federal agency Statistics Canada, Canada’s GDP grew at an annualized rate of 2.3 per cent during the three-month

November 13, 2015 News

Manufacturing sales dropped 1.5 per cent in September: StatsCan

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The motor vehicle assembly industry saw sales fall 10.3 per cent to $5 billion in September following four months of gains.

October 17, 2015 News

Manufacturing sales dipped in August: StatsCan

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The drop was led by oil, coal, auto and aerospace, the agency said.

September 29, 2015 News

GDP expanded by 0.3% in July: StatsCan

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Led by the resource sector, Canada’s economy grew 0.3 per cent in July, according to new figures from Statistics Canada. The expansion was broad based, StatsCan said, with the manufacturing, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, and finance and

September 23, 2015 News

Canadian wholesale trade unchanged in July: StatsCan

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Higher sales in the machinery subsector was offset by lower sales in other subsectors.

September 7, 2015 News

Canadian exports jump 2.3 per cent in July: StatsCan

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Strong auto industry exports played a large role in gains.

August 24, 2015 News

Auto sector lifted June wholesale sales to $55 billion: StatsCan

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Five of seven wholesale sub-sectors posted gains, the agency said.

August 14, 2015 News

Chemical products lead manufacturing growth in June: StatsCan

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Chemical products and automobile sales led a modest growth in factory sales in June, according to new figures from Statistics Canada. The industry added 1.2 per cent in sales in June to reach $50.8 billion, according to StatsCan, and recorded

June 15, 2015 News

Manufacturing sales stumbled in April: StatsCan

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Decline was led by slowdowns in food, aerospace products and parts, and petroleum and coal products.

June 5, 2015 News

Led by manufacturing sector, Canada gained 58,900 jobs in May: StatsCan

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Buoyed by strength in the manufacturing sector, Canadian jobs growth made their biggest gains in seven months in May 2015, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Canada added 58,900 jobs last month, StatsCan said, including 21,500 new positions in

May 11, 2015 News

Canada lost 19,700 jobs in April: StatsCan

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Canada lost 19,700 net jobs in April, according to Statistics Canada, as full-time work climbed by a healthy 46,900 but the country shed 66,500 part-time employees. The national unemployment rate held steady at 6.8 per cent in April for the

May 5, 2015 News

Canada’s trade deficit grew to $3 billion in March: StatsCan

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Deficit increased compared with February, as imports grew 2.2 per cent while exports grew 0.4 per cent.

January 20, 2015 News

Canada’s manufacturing sales fell to $51.5 billion in November: StatsCan

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Manufacturing sales fell 1.4 per cent in November 2014 to $51.5 billion – the third drop in four months, according to new figures from Statistics Canada. The drop for the month was due to lower sales of motor vehicles, chemicals,

December 28, 2014 News

Manufacturing helped lead October GDP growth: StatsCan

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Led by gains in manufacturing – plastics among them – Canada’s gross domestic product rose by 0.3% in October, according to new figures from Statistics Canada. The growth was broad-based, the agency said, affecting several major sectors of the economy

December 17, 2014 News

Canadian manufacturing sales fell in October: StatsCan

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Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.6 per in October to $52.7 billion, the second drop this year. According to StatsCan, the drop was due to lower production of aerospace products and parts. It adds there was also a decrease