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Ontario’s manufacturers reduce shipments again

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Carriers doing business with Ontario manufacturers were particularly hard pressed for loads in Nove...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Carriers doing business with Ontario manufacturers were particularly hard pressed for loads in November, the latest manufacturing shipment statistics from Statistics Canada reveal.

Manufacturing in Ontario retracted by $353 million (-1.6%) to $22.3 billion, leading the four provinces and territories that reported lower shipments in November, Statistics Canada noted in the Daily Bulletin.

A slowdown in motor vehicle manufacturing, coupled with decreases in shipments of petroleum and food, contributed to Ontario’s third decline in the last four months.

Quebec manufacturers reported a $15.9 million (-0.2%) decline in shipments to $9.7 billion, mostly the result of decreases in production of aerospace products and food. Fewer shipments of transportation equipment and fabricated metal products contributed to Manitoba’s $15.6 million (-1.6%) decline in November.


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