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Manufacturing sales down in April, third drop in four months: StatsCan

June 15, 2012 - 8:41 AM

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent in April to $49.1 billion, the third decline in four months.

It says the biggest drops came in the aerospace product and parts industry and in petroleum and coal products.

But sales of motor vehicles rose to their highest level since November 2007.

The agency says sales fell in 13 of 21 industries, representing approximately 45 per cent of the manufacturing sector.

Sales of durable goods decreased 0.7 per cent, while non-durable goods sales declined 1.0 per cent.

In constant dollars, sales declined 0.6 per cent in April, reflecting reduced volume.

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