Corporate operating profits down 08 in Q2 at 722B Statistics Canada

Corporate operating profits down 0.8% in Q2 at $72.2B: Statistics Canada OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says corporations earned $72.2 billion in operating profits in the second quarter, down 0.8 per cent from the previous quarter.The agency says the decline followed a 2.8 per cent decrease in the first quarter.In the non-financial sector, operating profits fell 3.9 per cent to $51.1 billion, following a 0.5 per cent decrease the previous quarter.Manufacturing industries led the decline with a 16.6 per cent drop to $9.9 billion.In the financial sector, operating profits increased by 7.6 per cent to $21.1 billion in the second quarter, following an 8.5 per cent decline in the first quarter.Most of the second-quarter gain came from life, health and medical insurance carriers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 27, 2013 8:42 am MDT

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