Alberta Manufacturing Sales Boom

While Canada got a decline in manufacturing sales in January, Alberta saw the sector inflated, hitting $6.3 billion and increase of 6.3 per cent, corresponding to Statistics Canada.

According to a report Tuesday by the federal agency, that sales in the province were the largest growth since November 2011. They also topped the nation in development.

Year-after-year, sales in the province remained flat.

Nationally, manufacturing sales dropped 0.2 per cent in January to $48.0 billion, the fourth decline in five months. Sales in January were down in the transportation equipment industry as well as the oil and coal product industry. Overall, seven of 21 industries posted lower sales in January, representing about 52 per cent of the manufacturing sector.

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