Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 2.6 per cent to $52.5 billion in July, due in large part to a drop in the auto sector.
The agency says sales fell in nine of 21 industries, representing 57 per cent of the manufacturing sector. Sales were down 1.4 per cent in July on a constant basis.
Sales of transportation equipment fell 13.8 per cent to $9.6 billion in July due to a 19.9-per-cent drop in motor vehicles and an 11.3-per-cent move lower by motor vehicle parts. Click here to read more.