“Even though sales took a break in August, manufactured goods in Alberta are expected to perform strongly for the rest of 2018.”
“Manufacturing sales in Alberta fell 0.8 per cent in August to $6.6 billion, following three consecutive monthly increases.
Statistics Canada said on Wednesday that most of the decrease stemmed from lower sales in the petroleum and coal products (-3.5 per cent), electrical equipment, appliance and component (-24.6 per cent) and primary metal (-9.2 per cent) industries.
But sales were 12.4 per cent higher in August than in August 2017.
Nationally, manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to $58.6 billion in August, following three consecutive monthly increases. The decline was mainly due to lower motor vehicle sales. Excluding this industry, manufacturing sales rose 0.4 per cent in August, said StatsCan.”