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Statistics Canada released manufacturing shipments on Monday. Canadian manufacturing shipments fell 1.5% in September, after a 0.6% decline in August. August's figure was revised down from a 0.2% decrease.
The decline was driven by falls in the motor vehicle assembly and the petroleum and coal product industries.
Sales of petroleum and coal products dropped 7.1% in September, while sales in in the motor vehicle assembly industry slid 10.3%.
Inventories fell 0.4% in September.
Sales decreased in 13 of 21 categories.
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