June 19, 2017 ,

Canadian sales rose 1.1 percent to a record high $54.4 billion (US$40.9 billion) in April, mainly due to higher sales in the petroleum and coal products, and primary metal industries.

Sales were up in 13 of the 21 industries, representing 62 percent of Canadian manufacturing sales.

Once the effects of price changes are taken into consideration, manufacturing sales volumes rose 0.5 percent in April.

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