Manufacturing sales in Alberta hit record high in October
The increase was led by higher petroleum refinery sales
By Rob Roach, ATB Economics 14 December 2022 less than a minute
After decreasing four months in a row, seasonally-adjusted manufacturing sales in Alberta increased by 7.3% ($645 million) in October to set a new record of $9.5 billion.
National sales rose by a more modest 2.8% with increases posted in all but three provinces (B.C., New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador).
In Alberta, over half (57%) of the monthly increase was due to higher petroleum refinery sales.
Chemical products and food products were also key drivers of the monthly increase in sales.
Sectors that saw sales fall in Ocotber include primary metal products, fabricated metal products, paper, and plastics.
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