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Made in Saskatchewan sales up in 2014

Made in Saskatchewan: manufacturing sales up 6.2 per cent in 2014. File / Global News

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 said in a news release that the manufacturing sector in Saskatchewan has helped offset some of the challenges faced in other areas.

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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.

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