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Canada’s Industrial Output Rises In November

Most major industrial sectors increased their production as Canada's real gross domestic product advanced 0.4 percent in November, its third straight monthly increase.

OTTAWA (CP) -- Most major industrial sectors increased their production as real gross domestic product advanced 0.4 percent in November, its third straight monthly increase.

At 0.6 percent, the goods-producing industries grew for a third month in a row, while the services industries increased 0.4.

Mining and oil-and-gas extraction, and wholesale trade accounted for about 60 per cent of the overall growth.

Several other sectors also recorded increases, such as finance and insurance, construction and the public sector (education, health and public administration combined).

Retail trade and utilities declined in November, while the manufacturing sector remained unchanged.

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