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Canada’s Manufacturing Sales Drop 0.8% In June

Canada’s manufacturing sales declined 0.8% to $71.8 billion in June as petroleum and coal
production dropped nationwide, according to Statistics Canada.

In all, manufacturing sales fell in eight of 21 industries. The June decline followed a 1.1%
contraction in May.

Sales in the petroleum and coal industry fell 7.8% in June as concerns about an economic
slowdown led to lower demand for energy products, said Statistics Canada.

Wood products fell 7.2% in June, while aerospace products decreased 16.8%. Those declines
were partly offset by motor vehicles sales that rose 13.8% in the month.

In a separate report, Statistics Canada said wholesale trade rose 0.1% to $80.7 billion in June,
boosted by motor vehicle parts and accessories.

Sales of motor vehicles and parts gained 3.1%, while personal and household goods fell 3.5%
as textile, clothing and footwear dropped 12% during June.