OTTAWA, Ont. — In contrast to Canada over the last few months, US manufacturers have been enjoying a long run.
Canada’s principal trading partner reported big gains in computer manufacturing which boosted total US shipments by 1.4% to $389.4 billion in January, the eighth increase in the last nine months.
Meanwhile, US unfilled orders declined for only the first time in the past 11 months (-0.2%). Strong domestic and foreign demand has benefited US manufacturers over the last year.
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