15 November 2011 14:42 [Source: ICIS news]
Compared with September 2010,
Canadian sales of plastic and rubber products fell by 0.7% in September from August, to C$1.83bn, but were up 6.6% year on year from September 2010.
The gain in September largely reflected higher sales in the petroleum and coal products and the transportation equipment industries, the agency said.
Compared with September 2010, manufacturing sales were up by 10.8% year on year.
Manufacturing inventories were at C$63.94bn, up by 0.4% from August and up by 7.8% year on year from September 2010.
New manufacturing orders were at C$50.98bn, up by 4.8% from August and up by 18.8% year on year from September 2010.
The inventory-to-sales ratio was 1.30 in September, compared with 1.33 in August and 1.34 in September 2010.
($1 = C$1.02)
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