Tag Archives: ONS

New trade figures show signs of life for export of goods

UK trade figures published today suggest that the manufacturing industry taking a leading role in reducing Britain’s trading deficit. The deficit of trade on trade in goods (exports minus imports) was £7.7 billion in December, reflecting a modest 1.9% increase … Continue reading

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Pharma pushes official manufacturing index to modest rise

Official figures out today from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS’) Index of Production show UK manufacturing output posting a modest 0.3% rise in December compared with the previous month of November. That leaves the industry’s  index 1.5% higher than … Continue reading

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Official: Car, iron and steel industries drive UK manufacturing growth

New official UK manufacturing output data published today highlighted the manufacture of basic metals and metal products as the star of the industry’s showing over the past 12 months. Between November 2012 and November 2013, basic iron and steel manufacture … Continue reading

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UK manufacturing growth stays positive but exports disappoint

UK manufacturing’s heady progress appears to have slowed a little as today’s official production data showed output increasing by a modest 0.4% in October. The manufacture of transport equipment; machinery & miscellaneous equipment and rubber and plastic products all contributed … Continue reading

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Jobs in manufacturing are of higher quality than elsewhere – EEF

With the latest labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing the number of unemployed people in the UK falling by 48,000 to 2.47 million between July and September, manufacturers are claiming that jobs in their sector … Continue reading

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Boost in UK manufacturing output reverses August decline

UK manufacturing output rose by 1.2% between August 2013 and September 2013, according to new official data published today. The main manufacturing sectors contributing to the monthly rise were the manufacture of pharmaceuticals,  transport equipment; and the manufacture of computers … Continue reading

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New official manufacturing output data bucks upward trend

New official UK manufacturing figures have been greeted as “a mixed bag” with production output for August having decreased by 1.2% month on month after two consecutive increases. Commenting on today’s Index of Production (IoP) from the National Office for … Continue reading

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