Saskatchewan posted $1.78 billion in manufacturing product sales in July, up 56.8 per cent from the same month a year earlier, the highest year-over-year increase of any province, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada.
"These manufacturing numbers show Saskatchewan's economy remains strong and is well positioned to continue leading the country in economic growth," provincial Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said.
Saskatchewan also saw 3.7 per cent growth in seasonally adjusted manufacturing sales between July 2021 and June 2021, the second highest increase among provinces.
Nationally, manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent in July 2021 compared to the previous month and were up 12.2 per cent in July 2021 compared to July 2020.
Saskatchewan’s key manufacturing clusters include machinery, transportation and industrial equipment, including most of the pipe for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Food, crop and beverage processing, wood products and chemical manufacturing are also major sectors. Emerging clusters include aerospace and defence, automotive accessories, and electronics and instrumentation, according to the Saskatchewan government.