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Manitoba sees increase in manufactured goods shipped

Manitoba was one of only four provinces to post an increase in manufacturing shipments in the first month of 2014, Statistics Canada figures show.

The agency said today that Manitoba factories shipped out $1.26 billion worth of goods during the month. That was an increase of 1.6 per cent from December’s total of $1.24 billion.

Although January’s tally was an improvement from the previous month, it still fell 0.4 per cent short of January 2013’s total of $1.27 billion.

Quebec saw the biggest month-over-month increase, at 4.4 per cent. Alberta was a close second at 4.3 per cent. British Columbia was the only other province to see a monthly gain, at 3.3 per cent.

Nationally, Canada’s manufacturing industry recorded its biggest monthly increase since February of last year, with sales climbing by 1.5 per cent to $50.4 billion from $49.6 billion in December. The year-over-year gain was five per cent.

Statistics Canada said the monthly increase mostly reflected higher sales in the primary metal, food and miscellaneous industries.

It said sales were up in 12 of 21 industries, representing about 46 per cent of the manufacturing sector sales in January.

— Staff / The Canadian Press

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