P.E.I. leads Canada in manufacturing sales growth

Prince Edward Island led the country in the growth of its manufacturing industry in 2016.

Manufacturing sales were up 5.8 per cent last year over 2015, according to a report released Monday by Statistics Canada. British Columbia followed at 4.2 per cent, and then Ontario at 4 per cent.

Total sales for the year on P.E.I. were reported as $1.7 billion.

P.E.I. has seen steady growth in manufacturing sales since 2012. They were 32 per cent higher in 2016 than they were in 2012.

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