Respondents to the CPA State of Trade Survey Q4 2018 experienced a strong end to 2018, with 27% of heavy side manufacturers and half of light side manufacturers reporting a rise in sales. Growth in factory output is anticipated to rise further in the opening quarter of 2019, with 64% of heavy side firms and 38% of those on the light side expecting an increase in sales in the January-March period.

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