OTTAWA, April 30 (UPI) -- Canada's gross domestic product nudged up 0.3 percent in February, largely thanks to manufacturing, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
StatsCan also credited the mining sector, except for oil and gas extraction, with contributing to the rise, along with arts and spectator sports and radio and television broadcasting..
Manufacturing grew 1.2 percent, accounting for nearly half of all growth. Durable goods manufacturing was up 1.4 percent while non-durable goods increased 1.1 percent. Mining, excluding oil and gas extraction, grew 7.6 percent. Oil and gas extraction fell 1.8 percent.
Wholesale trade declined 1.4 percent following five straight months of increases and value-added retail trade was up 0.6 percent.
Construction edged up 0.1 percent.