“Reached $6.8 billion in October, up 13.3% or $800 million from a year ago”
Manufacturing sales in Alberta continue to be strong and growing.
A report released on Tuesday by Statistics Canada indicates that sales grew by 0.2 per cent in October to just over $6.8 billion. Sales are also 13.3 per cent higher than a year ago. For Alberta, that represents a hike of $800 million from October 2017.
Nationally, manufacturing sales edged down 0.1 per cent in October to $58.2 billion, following four increases in the previous five months. Lower sales at wood product and primary metal industries were largely offset by higher sales at food and machinery industries, said the federal agency.
On an annual basis, sales are up eight per cent.