Stats Can reports manufacturing gains

Statistics Canada revealed in June that

all sectors of manufacturing registered gains in April, with “significant increases” posted by makers of primary and fabricated metal products, plastic and rubber products, and food and beverages. Higher sales of cars and trucks and the temporary elimination of softwood lumber duties accelerated production of motor vehicles and parts and wood products. These gains in manufacturing resulted in higher levels of demand for energy, transportation and wholesaling services, Canada’s central statistical agency reported.