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Canada March factory sales up 1.4 percent on metals, aerospace

FILE PHOTO - Bombardier's C Series aircrafts are assembled in their plant in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo

Canadian factory sales grew by 1.4 percent in March from February on higher sales in the primary metal and aerospace product and parts industries, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.

Excluding vehicles and parts, manufacturing sales were up 1.8 percent.

(Reporting by Dale Smith)