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Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: Flash estimate, March 2022

Released: 2022-04-26

Given the rapidly evolving economic situation, Statistics Canada is providing an advance estimate of sales in the manufacturing sector for March. Advance results indicate that total manufacturing sales rose 1.7% in March. The growth was mainly due to higher sales in the petroleum and coal, primary metal, and paper product industries.

This estimate was calculated based on a weighted response rate of 77.0%. The average final response rate for the survey over the previous 12 months has been 94.2%. As Statistics Canada continues to collect data for the March reference month, this early indicator is subject to a higher revision rate than our regular monthly release.

  Note to readers

The percentage change is calculated using seasonally adjusted data in current dollars.

This flash estimate is a special product published in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide Canadians with timely information on the manufacturing sector. The official estimate of manufacturing sales for the month of March, which will be based on a more complete set of survey and administrative data, is scheduled for release on May 16, 2022.

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