By Kim Mackrael

OTTAWA--Canadian factory sales rose at a faster pace than expected in November, led by higher sales in the primary metal industry.

The value of factory sales rose 1.5% to 51.77 billion Canadian dollars (about $39.05 billion) in November from October, Statistics Canada said Thursday. Economists had anticipated a gain of 1% in the month, according to Royal Bank of Canada.

In volume terms, November factory sales rose 1.2%.

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January 19, 2017 08:45 ET (13:45 GMT)

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