September 12, 2018 / 12:48 PM / 14 days ago

Canadian second-quarter industry capacity use 85.5 percent

(Reuters) - Canadian industries ran at 85.5 percent of capacity in the second quarter of 2018, up from a downwardly revised 83.7 percent in the first quarter, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.

Workers are seen at Bri-Steel Manufacturing, a manufacturer and distributer of large diameter seamless steel pipes, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada June 21, 2018. Picture taken June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Candace Elliott

The mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector, and to a lesser extent the manufacturing sector, were the main sources of the increase.

Following are the rates in percent.

Q2 2018 Q1 2018 (rev) Q1 2018 (prev)

Cap. utilization 85.5 83.7 86.1

Manufacturing 81.8 80.0 86.1

NOTE: Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast a second quarter rate of 86.9 percent capacity utilization. (Reporting by Dale Smith)

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