Manufacturing production in the United Kingdom increased 0.5 percent year-on-year in September 2018, below a 1.3 percent gain in the previous month but higher than market expectations of 0.4 percent. Main downward contributions came from manufacture of chemical products (production fell 0.2 percent); wood, paper & printing (-0.8 percent); machinery & equipment (-1.7 percent); electrical equipment (-5.9 percent) and coke & refined oil products (-5.9 percent). Partially offsetting the overall weakness in manufacturing output is a rise of 5.1 percent within pharmaceutical products, and of 1.2 percent in transport equipment. On a monthly basis, industrial output edged up 0.2 percent, compared to forecasts of a 0.1 percent rise and following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in August. Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom averaged 0.62 percent from 1969 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19.60 percent in February of 1973 and a record low of -16.90 percent in December of 1980.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.1% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
2018-10-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.3% 1.4% 1.1% 1.8%
2018-11-09 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.5% 1.3% 0.4% 1.6%
2018-12-11 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.5% 2.6%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -16.00 -3.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 52.20 53.90 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.10 53.60 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 1.00 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 0.00 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.50 1.30 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.20 82.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders -6.00 -1.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 10801.00 11628.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -854.00 1195.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4308.00 3918.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 114178.00 111344.00 114178.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -67.90 -61.00 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 127051.00 89254.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 153599.00 338834.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -18.00 6.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -1.80 2.10 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.60 0.70 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -1.20 -0.70 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 630.00 550.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.99 82.11 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.10 54.10 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 24971.00 24914.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 8.00 10.00 20.00 8.00 [+]


United Kingdom Manufacturing Production

Manufacturing production measures the output of businesses operating in the manufacturing sector. It is the most important sector in the UK and accounts for 70 percent of total production. The biggest segments within Manufacturing are: Food, drink and tobacco (11 percent of total production); transport equipment (9 percent); basic metals (8 percent); other manufacturing and repair (6 percent); pharmaceutical products and preparations (6 percent); and rubber and plastic products and non-metallic mineral products (6 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Manufacturing Production - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Manufacturing Production - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 1.30 19.60 -16.90 1969 - 2018 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2016=100, SA




Country Last
Australia 1.90 Jun/18
Brazil -2.30 Sep/18
Canada 2.82 Jul/18
China 6.10 Oct/18
Euro Area 1.10 Aug/18
France -1.00 Sep/18
Germany 0.20 Sep/18
India 4.60 Sep/18
Italy -0.40 Aug/18
Japan -2.50 Sep/18
Mexico 2.40 Sep/18
Netherlands 2.90 Sep/18
Russia -0.10 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 8.09 Mar/18
South Korea -8.90 Sep/18
Spain -0.20 Sep/18
Switzerland 8.80 Jun/18
Turkey 1.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 0.50 Sep/18
United States 3.50 Sep/18


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