Category Archives: plastics

Official data casts cloud over manufacturing

The official measure of UK manufacturing production fell by 0.8% in May, the second consecutive month on month fall this year. The main contributor to the surprise drop off was the pharmaceutical sector. The latest fall adds pharmaceuticals to the … Continue reading

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Exports help PMI rise to show ‘a chink of light in the tunnel’

Influential new data suggests that UK manufacturing is at least showing signs of stabilising after a rocky few months.  While remaining just below the neutral 50.0 mark, the Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a well-regarded bellwether of the sector’s health, … Continue reading

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Official data records ‘shock’ fall in manufacturing output and exports

Official UK manufacturing data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today shows both output and exports heading in a downward direction, raising fears of another recession. The index of manufacturing fell by 3.0% in January 2013 when compared with … Continue reading

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Official data suggests ‘signs of renewed life’ for UK manufacturing

New official data shows that the UK manufacturing sector ended 2012 on a high with output up 1.6% in December 2012 compared with November 2012. However, a fall of 1.3% between the third and fourth quarter of 2012 was greater … Continue reading

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Anglian celebrates loyal workforce

A factory manager with over 40 years’ on the shop floor is among those being honoured for a combined 750 years service at the window and door manufacturing firm Anglian. At a celebratory ceremony in Norwich, 21 employees were presented … Continue reading

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