Sales in February reached $6.2 billion. That was up 0.7% from January and 8.7% higher than a year ago

Mario ToneguzziMore encouraging news out Tuesday for Alberta’s manufacturing sector.

A Statistics Canada report says sales in the sector in February reached $6.2 billion. That was up 0.7 per cent from January and it was 8.7 per cent higher than a year ago.

A similar trend was reported throughout Canada as manufacturing sales reached $55.8 billion, which represented a monthly increase of 1.9 per cent and a year-over-year hike of 4.6 per cent.

Respected business writer Mario Toneguzzi is a veteran Calgary-based journalist who worked for 35 years for the Calgary Herald in various capacities, including 12 years as a senior business writer.

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