Made in Saskatchewan: manufacturing sales up 6.2 per cent in 2014

REGINA – More people wanted more things with a “made in Saskatchewan” label than anywhere else in the country, according to the provincial government.

From November 2013 to November 2014, Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sales were up 6.2 per cent — twice as high as sales nationally, at 2.6 per cent.

Economy Minister Bill Boyd in a news release that the manufacturing sector in Saskatchewan has helped offset some of the challenges faced in other areas.

Saskatchewan also had the highest percentage increase across the provinces at 2.2 per cent, versus a 1.4 per cent decrease nationally.

The province also set a new record for manufacturing sales in November 2014 at $1.4 billion.