8/20/2018 – Alberta sales rose 3.7% in June to $6.5 billion. Across the country, StatsCan said sales rose 1.1% to $58.1 billion.
“Manufacturing sales in Alberta rose an impressive 3.7 per cent in June to $6.5 billion, largely driven by higher production of petroleum and coal products following temporary shutdowns in April and May, says Statistics Canada.
“Production ramp-ups in Alberta refineries, which started in May, continued into June with sales increasing by 15.4 per cent,” said the federal agency in a report released on Thursday.
The monthly gain for the province was second in the country behind Quebec’s 3.8 per cent hike to $14 billion in manufacturing sales.
On an annual basis, Alberta sales were up 9.2 per cent.”