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Manufacturing in province down at end of 2012: Statistics Canada

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Manitoba’s manufacturing sector ended 2012 on a sour note, according to year-end figures released today by Statistics Canada.

The agency said the province’s factories shipped out $1.2 billion worth of goods in December. That was a drop of 7.5 per cent from the previous month, when $1.3 billion worth of goods were sold, and a decline of 7.7 per cent from December 2011’s total of $1.31 billion.

The dropoff here was part of a broad trend which saw sales fall in six provinces in December. That pushed Canada’s sales total down by a worse-than-expected 3.1 per cent to $48 billion from $49.6 billion in November.

Statistics Canada said it was Canada’s largest monthly decline in since May 2009.

About half of the decrease was due to lower sales in the transportation equipment industry. Sales were also down in the chemical, petroleum and coal product, and fabricated metal product industries, the agency added.

murray.mcneill@freepress.mb.ca.

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