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    Canadian manufacturing shipments drops 1.7% in January | 17.03.2015


    Statistics Canada released manufacturing shipments on Tuesday. Canadian manufacturing shipments dropped 1.7% in January, missing forecasts of a 1.1% decrease, after a 1.6% increase in December.



    December's figure was revised down from a 1.7% rise.



    The decline was driven by a drop in sales of petroleum and coal products. Sales of petroleum and coal products plunged 11.9% in January. It was the biggest one-month drop since 2008.



    Sales of motor vehicles decreased 2.0%, while sales of machinery dropped 8.9% in January.



    Food sales declined 1.7% in January.



    Sales declined in 14 of 21 categories.

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