Statistics Canada (StatsCan) reported today (8-16-21) that following two successive months of declines, manufacturing sales rose 2.1% to $59.2 billion (CAD) in June. Sales rose in 13 of 21 industries, with most of the increase due to improved production at auto assembly plants and higher sales of petroleum and coal products.
However, following six consecutive monthly gains, wood product sales fell -5.7% to $5.1 billion in June, on lower volumes and prices. Sales of wood products in constant dollars declined -1.0%. Despite lower sales of wood manufacturing products in June, total exports of forestry products and building and packaging materials rose 4.4%, and the value of building permits issued were up 6.9% on higher residential permits. Sales in constant dollars increased 2.2% to $49.1 billion in June, indicating a higher volume of goods sold.
The Industrial Product Price Index was unchanged month over month in June, while the Raw Materials Price Index increased 3.9% month over month.
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Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, June 2021