Given the rapidly evolving economic situation, Statistics Canada is providing an advance estimate of sales in the manufacturing sector for September. Advance results indicate that total manufacturing sales decreased 0.5% in September. The largest decreases were in the transportation equipment and petroleum and coal product industries.

This estimate was calculated based on a weighted response rate of 55.0%. The average final response rate for the survey over the previous 12 months has been 93.7%. As Statistics Canada continues to collect data for the September reference month, this early indicator is subject to a higher revision rate than our regular monthly release.

Note: The percentage change is calculated using seasonally adjusted data in current dollars.

Source: Statistics Canada