Canada GDP advances 0.3% in November, wholesale biggest contributorStaff writer ▼ | January 29, 2016
Canada's economy grew in November for the first time in three months. GDP rose 0.3% from a month earlier to 1.65 trillion Canadian dollars ($1.17 trillion), Statistics Canada said.
Growth Financial services in Canada declined 0.3%
Statistics Canada said the wholesale sector was the biggest contributor to Canadian growth in November. It rose 1.3% after four consecutive months of decline. Retail trade advanced 1.2% on a notable gain at auto dealerships and grocery stores.
The manufacturing sector, which policy makers say should benefit from a weaker Canadian currency and firming U.S. demand, rose 0.4% in November after two straight declines, led by the production of durable goods.
Oil-and-gas extraction also made a positive contribution to output in the month, as it recorded a 2.1% gain.
Weighing on economic output was financial services, which declined 0.3% in November. ■