SASKATCHEWAN’S MANUFACTURING SECTOR KEEPS PACE IN NOVEMBER
New figures for November 2013 show Saskatchewan’s manufacturers are among the nation’s leaders in sales growth.
On a seasonally-adjusted basis, manufacturing sales in Saskatchewan increased by 4.1 per cent in November 2013, compared to October 2013. Saskatchewan ranked third in percentage change among the provinces.
“Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector continues to show its quality as we approach the final totals for 2013,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “It’s important to remember that we are a province of traders who export about 80 per cent of what we manufacture and increasing the diversity of our global market connections only boosts the resilience of our economy here at home.”
In November 2013, compared to November 2012, manufacturing shipments were up by 19.6 per cent (seasonally-adjusted). Saskatchewan ranked second in percentage growth among the provinces.
Manufacturing employs more than 27,000 people in highly skilled jobs throughout Saskatchewan and generated approximately $14.2 billion in shipments in 2012.
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