Real gross domestic product up 0.6 per cent in July

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Statistics Canada says the economy rebounded from a 0.5 per cent decline in June.

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[OTTAWA, ON] - Statistics Canada says the economy grew by 0.6 per cent in July, rebounding from a 0.5 per cent decline in June.

It says goods production rose 1.2 per cent in July, as construction, manufacturing and mining and oil and gas extraction all increased.

Utilities and the agriculture and forestry sector declined.

Service industries grew by 0.3 per cent in July, with most major industrial groupings expanding.

Notable gains were recorded in wholesale and retail trade, the finance and insurance sector and the arts and entertainment sector.

The public sector (education, health and public administration combined) was unchanged.

Organizations: Statistics Canada

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