Alberta economic snapshot for January 19, 2013

CALGARY, AB, Jan. 19, 2013/ Troy Media/ – Alberta factories, refineries, and meat packing plants are the economic engines for many communities throughout Alberta. But in November, they were running a bit slower – a trend that has been developing over the past year or so.

Shipments of manufactured goods totalled $6.14 billion in November, down about 1.8 per cent from the previous month, and the second lowest total to date in 2012. Over the first 11 months of last year, manufacturing shipments are still about 6.4 per cent higher than the same period in 2011, but the trend has been decidedly slower since peaking near the end of 2011.

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