Categories
CANADA

Canadian manufacturing rises 7% in July, boosted by auto sector [Video]

AD

Watch/Read More

A welder works in a factory in Quebec City on Feb. 28, 2012.

The Canadian Press

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose seven per cent to $53.1 billion in July, helped by gains in sales in the motor vehicle and parts sector.

However, despite three consecutive months of growth, the agency says manufacturing sales remain 5.4 per cent below their pre-pandemic level in February.

Economists had expected an increase of 8.7 per cent for July, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

Story continues below advertisement

Sales rose in 13 of the 21 industries for the month.

Sales in the transportation equipment industry rose by 24.1 per cent in July, boosted by a 32.9 per cent gain in motor vehicle sales. Sales of motor vehicle parts rose 38.9 per cent.

Manufacturing sales in constant dollars rose 6.1 per cent.

Your time is valuable. Have the Top Business Headlines newsletter conveniently delivered to your inbox in the morning or evening. Sign up today.

AD

Categories
CANADA

Toronto man creates website to help track COVID-19 test wait times [Video]

Aside from the swab itself, for many residents of the Greater Toronto Area, the biggest pain in getting a COVID-19 test has been the wait.

Categories
CANADA

According to the college, the teacher shortage has been magnified by smaller class sizes since the start of the school year.