Manufacturing production in the United Kingdom declined 1.7 percent from a year earlier in August 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent decrease in the prior month and compared with market forecasts of a 0.7 percent fall. It was the fifth consecutive monthly decline in manufacturing activity, as output dropped further for coke & refined petroleum products (-15.9 percent vs 5.8 percent in July); basic metals & metal products (-2.8 percent vs -1.2 percent); machinery & equipment (-6.8 percent vs -5 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (-1.5 percent vs -1.1 percent); and transport equipment (-4.3 percent vs -3.5 percent). Additionally, production of computer, electronic & optical products fell (-0.3 percent vs 1.3 percent) and output growth slowed for electrical equipment (1 percent vs 5.2 percent); and basic pharmaceutical products & preparations (8.9 percent vs 17.5 percent). Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom averaged 0.58 percent from 1969 until 2019, 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.

Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom is expected to be 0.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom to stand at 0.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 1.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY May 0% -1% 1% 1.5%
2019-08-09 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Jun -1.4% -0.2% -1.1% -1.2%
2019-09-09 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Jul -0.6% -1.4% -1.1% -1.2%
2019-10-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Aug -1.7% -0.9% -0.7% -1%
2019-11-11 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Sep -1.7% 0.5%
2019-12-10 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY Oct


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -32.00 -13.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 48.30 47.40 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 49.50 50.60 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production -1.80 -1.10 22.60 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 0.10 9.70 -7.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.70 -0.90 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 79.00 80.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 10922.00 11975.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -28.00 -13.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -705.00 5530.00 11359.00 -9083.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4320.00 4212.00 6919.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 111745.00 115312.00 115312.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -68.80 -80.60 61.00 -80.60 [+]
Car Production 92158.00 108239.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 343255.00 92573.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -24.00 -13.00 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 -7.50 -5.90 855.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 0.10 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -0.40 0.80 51.50 -11.40 percent [+]
Steel Production 563.00 645.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.20 81.99 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 49.30 50.20 61.80 47.60 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 14.00 16.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 23402.00 24572.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 80.00 82.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 8.00 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.70 -0.90 19.60 -16.90 1969 - 2019 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2016=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Australia -3.10 Jun/19
Brazil -2.30 Aug/19
Canada -1.15 Jul/19
China 5.60 Sep/19
Euro Area -2.70 Aug/19
France -1.60 Aug/19
Germany -4.00 Aug/19
India -1.20 Aug/19
Italy -1.30 Jul/19
Japan -4.70 Aug/19
Mexico -0.48 Aug/19
Netherlands -0.80 Aug/19
Russia 3.20 Sep/19
Saudi Arabia -10.90 Dec/18
South Korea -3.00 Aug/19
Spain 1.20 Aug/19
Switzerland 5.60 Jun/19
Turkey -2.80 Aug/19
United Kingdom -1.70 Aug/19
United States -0.90 Sep/19


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