Manufacturing sales in Canada fell 1.2 percent to CAD 58.0 billion in June 2019, after a 1.6 percent rise in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 1.7 percent decline. Sales dropped in the petroleum and coal product industry (-3.8 percent); food (-2.5 percent), namely in meat products (-11.6 percent); machinery (-5.6 percent); paper (-5.9 percent) and chemical (-2.9 percent) industries. On the other hand, sales in the primary metal industry jumped 11.7 percent, in particular iron and steel mills and ferro-alloy (12.6 percent). Sales went down in eight provinces, led by Alberta (-6.5 percent), Newfoundland and Labrador (-17.5 percent), Nova Scotia (-12.1 percent) and Manitoba (-5.8 percent) while in Quebec increased (1 percent). Considering the second quarter of the year, manufacturing sales advanced 1.7 percent to CAD 174.5 billion. Manufacturing Sales in Canada averaged 0.31 percent from 1981 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.60 percent in August of 1998 and a record low of -9.20 percent in December of 2008.