Canada’s manufacturing sales increased by 42.6pc in May to C$57.8bn ($45.8bn) compared to C$40.5bn in May 2020 but dropped by 0.6pc from C$58.2bn in April 2021, according to Statistics Canada (StatCan).
Its sales of non-metallic mineral products grew by 27.2pc to C$1.3bn in May from C$1bn in the same month last year while it fell by 2.9pc from C$1.4bn in April this year. Primary metals sales saw a 53.9pc rise to C$4.9bn this May from C$3.2bn in May 2020 and it also increased by 3.6pc from C$4.7bn in April 2021.
Sales of fabricated metal products saw a 32.9pc rise to C$3.5bn in May from C$2.6bn annually and it dropped by 1.8pc from C$3.6bn in April this year.
The country’s sales of transport equipment surged by 75.6pc to C$6.57bn in May compared to C$3.7bn in May last year while it inched up by 0.2pc from C$6.56 from April this year.
($1 = C$1.26)