Canada January factory sales up 0.6 percent on coal, petroleum

Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:31am EDT
 
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian factory sales rose 0.6 percent in January from December as non-durabale goods sales increased, lead by the petroleum and coal industry, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday.

Month/month change (pct)

Jan Dec(rev) Dec(prev)

Sales +0.6 +2.1 +2.3

Sales ex-autos +0.3 +1.7 +1.9

Inventories +1.1 -0.1 -0.3   Continued...

 
An FCA assembly worker works on the production line of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan at the FCA Windsor Assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook