“Real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in November, partly offsetting an increase of 0.3% in October,” Statistics Canada reported on Thursday.
Key takeaways from the press release
- Decreases in wholesale trade, finance and insurance, manufacturing and construction more than offset gains in 13 of 20 industrial sectors.
- The wholesale trade sector decreased 1.1% in November, more than offsetting October’s growth, as six of the nine subsectors declined.
- The manufacturing sector contracted 0.5% in November, the third decline in four months.
- Retail trade decreased 0.3%, as 5 of 12 subsectors were down, continuing the weakness of recent months.