The agency says manufacturing now has rebounded close to the $50.2 billion recorded in October 2008, when the economic downturn began.
Monthly sales for seven of 21 manufacturing industries have reached or surpassed levels recorded in 2008.
Globe and Mail – 51 minutes ago
Even though manufacturing sales rose just 0.6 per cent in the last month of 2011 — less than a third of what Bay Street analysts had pencilled in — there were still some positives in Statistics Canada’s report.
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