Manufacturing: Economic Indicators page - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 01 March 2012 | Standard notes SN05206

Authors: Lucinda Maer

Topic: Economic situation, Manufacturing industries

Manufacturing output grew by 1.0% in December 2011 compared with November 2011. Manufacturing output grew by 0.8% in December 2011 compared to December 2010.

The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI fell to 51.2 in February 2012 from 52.0 in January 2012 (where 50.0 is no change). The PMI was below the 50.0 mark throughout Q4 2011.

UK vehicle production was 137,000 in January 2012, 14.2% higher than in January 2011. The SMMT said that UK vehicle and engine production had continued to drive manufacturing growth.

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