Follows then that the weakness in productivity growth since the financial crisis may be a symptom of a post crisis hangover. Indeed, in Canada, the latest data show a pickup in productivity in the second half of 2013, to around 2%, which is very promising. Was some note of optimism Tuesday for Canada struggling manufacturing sector, with data showing a surprise jump of 1.5% in factory sales in January the biggest monthly increase since February 2013, and coming after a disappointing 1.5% decline in December.Economists had expected a rise of just 0.6% in January.Sales were up in 12 of 21 sectors tracked by Statistics Canada, with a notable increase in food and primary metals.remained weak in January, but somehow manufacturing wasn generating a ray of light to start the first quarter after an ice storm dented finish to Q4, said Avery Shenfeld, chief economist at CIBC World Markets.Canada GDP grew by an annualized 2.9% in the fourth quarter of 2013, much better than economists had anticipated, and above the 2.5% forecast by the Bank of Canada in its most recent Monetary Policy Report released in January.Private sector analysts, nevertheless, expect growth in the first quarter of this year will be considerably slower than the central bank outlook of 2.5%.We get our first look at 2014 economic data on March 31, when Statistics Canada releases January growth numbers.At the end of February, the federal agency issued its final GDP tally for last year, putting 2013 growth at 2%, stronger than the 1.7% the economy managed a year earlier.As for inflation, the main focus of the Bank of Canada monetary policy, consumer prices rose at an annual pace of 1.5% in January, up from 1.2% the previous month.Mr.
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