Manufacturing trends

Manufacturing trends

Manufacturing in freefall as output plunges

BRITAIN'S manufacturing sector would appear to be in freefall after official figures showed output falling at its fastest pace in nearly 30 years.

Manufacturing activity hots up

BRITISH manufacturing activity accelerated to its fastest pace in three years in July, while factory gate inflation hit its highest level in at least 15 years, according to the latest figures, which analysts said could raise the prospect of a further rise in the cost of borrowing today by the Bank of England.

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Export growth drives UK manufacturing

DEMAND for UK-manufactured goods has now risen to a 12-year high, a CBI survey yesterday highlighting a marked improvement in overseas orders.

Demand rising says CBI

MANUFACTURING demand has seen modest growth over the past three months, the latest survey by CBI Scotland shows.

Factory order slump is less than forecast

FACTORY orders in the UK fell by less than expected in December - but foreign orders slipped as the strong pound hit demand for British goods, according to a CBI report.

UK's industrial output shows signs of year's biggest slump

INDUSTRIAL output in Britain in October fell at its fastest rate in more than a year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today.

Manufacturers tell Brown to keep their costs down

MANUFACTURERS today pleaded with Chancellor Gordon Brown not to slap any more costs on the industry in his pre-Budget report this week after research revealed growing uncertainty in the sector.

Price of factory goods increases at slowest rate in two years

THE price of goods produced by factories in the UK increased at the slowest rate for two and a half years in October as petrol prices fell sharply.

Manufacturing activity slows

MANUFACTURING activity slowed in October as companies increased prices at their sharpest rate in three months to cope with rising costs, new figures showed today.

CBI warns Scots manufacturing output is heading for a fall

SCOTTISH manufacturing output is poised to fall over the next three months, with companies far less optimistic than they were during the summer.

CBI predicts fall in Scots manufacturing output

SCOTTISH manufacturing output is expected to fall, according to the latest quarterly Scottish Industrial Trends Survey published today by CBI Scotland.

UK factory production up

BRITISH factory output rose twice as fast as expected in August amid a broad-based pick-up that suggested the sector's recovery has not been dented by the strong pound.

Scots manufacturing exports on slide

SCOTLAND saw its level of manufactured exports fall by 0.8 per cent over the second quarter of 2006, according to official figures released by the Scottish Executive.

20,000 taxis for China

BLACK cab maker Manganese Bronze has signed a £53 million joint venture agreement to make up to 20,000 of the vehicles in Shanghai, with Chinese firm Zhejiang Geely.

Manufacturing leads business confidence

LLOYDS TSB Scotland's latest economic monitor shows companies have enjoyed a strong past three months.

Export orders boost for manufacturing sector

INCREASED export orders helped to improve manufacturing demand in September, the CBI said yesterday. Its monthly order book balance stood at minus five, up from August's minus eight, and while the figure remained negative, it was the best showing in 21 months.

Factory orders at best level in 20 months sparking inflation fears

BRITISH manufacturing order books, helped by rising domestic demand, are running at their best level in 20 months - but improved demand has increased pricing power that could stoke inflation, CBI figures showed yesterday.

Manufacturing keeps up its slow recovery

BRITAIN'S manufacturing output inched forward during June, new figures have revealed.

Manufacturing sees fragile upturn after 18 bad months

MANUFACTURING output in the UK has ended an 18-month run of weakness, but the upturn remains fragile and patchy, a report today revealed.

Scotland 'punching below weight' in Asian exports

SCOTLAND and the UK as a whole are lagging behind in the fast-growing Chinese and Asian export markets, a report today warned.

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