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Statistics Canada released manufacturing shipments on Friday. Canadian manufacturing shipments climbed 2.1% in September, exceeding expectations for a 1.3% rise, after a 3.5% drop in August. August's figure was revised down from a 3.3 decline.
That was the eighth increase in nine months.
The increase was driven by strong aerospace sales. Aerospace sales climbed 22% in September, while motor vehicle sales gained 4.8%.
Primary metals sales were up 5.9%, shipments of petroleum and coal products fell 5.7%.
New orders jumped 4.6%.
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