Saskatchewan set a new record for manufacturing shifts in the month of September with an increase of 7.7 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.
That number represents the highest percentage increase in the country on a year-to-year basis, with national figures up only 1.8 per cent.
On a monthly basis between August and September 2012, there was a small sales decline of 0.5 per cent in Saskatchewan, compared to a national sales increase of 0.4 per cent over the same period.
Manufactured wood products saw the greatest expansion in the province with an increase of 83.7 per cent over the previous year. Also experiencing strong gains were food and machinery manufacturing, with year-over-year increases of 16.2 per cent and 9.2 per cent, respectively.