Canada chemical sales fell 1.4% in Nov from Oct

19 January 2012 18:50  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Canadian sales of chemicals fell by 1.4% to Canadian dollar (C$) 3.91bn ($3.87bn) in November 2011 from October, a government statistics agency said on Thursday.

Compared with November 2010, Canadian sales of chemicals were up 6.4% year on year, Statistics Canada said.

Meanwhile, Canadian sales of plastics and rubber products rose by 2.4% to C$1.97bn in November from October and were up by 12.0% year on year from November 2010, the agency said.

Overall Canadian manufacturing sales rose by 2.0% to C$49.64bn in November from October, marking their fourth increase in five months.

November’s month-to-month gain reflected higher sales in the machinery, petroleum and coal product and motor vehicle industries, Statistics Canada said.

Compared with November 2010, overall Canadian manufacturing sales were up by 10.2%.

($1 = C$1.01)

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