Manufacturing Sales Up 0.9% in July

CBJ — Figures released by Statistics Canada reveal that manufacturing sales increased 0.9% in July to $58.6 billion, due mainly to an upswing by the transportation equipment and chemical industries.

The growth came as sales in 11 of 21 industries moved up.

The transportation equipment industry was up 2.6% to $10.9 billion, while sales in the chemical industry jumped 4.6% to $4.6 billion.