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Lower oil output contributes to GDP drop in January

March 29, 2018  

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Canadian economic growth fell 0.1 percent in January on lower output of non-conventional oil extraction and decreased activity in real estate, Statistics Canada said today.

According to a Reuters article, the service-producing sector was flat in January, while the goods-producing sector declined by 0.4 percent, due to oil and gas extraction.

Statscan revised December’s month-on-month growth up to 0.2 percent from an initial 0.1 percent.