Erik Hertzberg and Shelly Hagan

Government, Business

Auto Plant Shutdowns Fuel Canada Factory Sales Drop

Factory worker Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Sales at Canadian manufacturers declined for a second straight month, partly on shutdowns at auto and steel plants. Factory sales fell 1.3% in July, Statistics Canada reported Sept. 17 from Ottawa. That far exceeded the median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists, which called for a 0.1% decline. In volume terms, sales dropped 1.6%.

September 17, 2019