Canada November chemical sales down 2.3% from October

21 January 2014 16:38  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Canadian chemical sales fell 2.3% to Canadian dollar (C$) 3.94bn ($3.58bn) in November from October, the country’s statistics agency said in a data release on Tuesday.

Compared with November 2012, chemical sales were up 0.6% year over year, Statistics Canada said.

Meanwhile, sales of plastics and rubber products were down 0.1% to C$2.07bn in November from October but up 3.0% year over year from November 2012.

Canada’s overall manufacturing sales rose 1.0% to C$50.5bn in November from October, driven by gains in the transportation equipment and the machinery industries.

Compared with November 2012, manufacturing sales were up 1.9% year over year.

($1 = C$1.10)

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