The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI was revised slightly higher to 60.9 in April 2021, from a preliminary estimate of 60.7 and above March's 58.9. The latest reading signaled the steepest pace of expansion in the UK manufacturing sector since a record growth rate hit in July 1994, due to a loosening of lockdown restrictions. Growth of output and new orders were both among the best seen over the past seven years and employment creation continued at a pace rarely surpassed in the survey history. At the same time, the sector remained beset by supply-chain delays and input shortages, however, which contributed to increased purchasing costs and record selling price inflation. Looking ahead, business confidence remained at a seven-year high, amid expectations for less disruption related to COVID-19 and Brexit, economic recovery, improved client confidence and planned new product launches. source: Markit Economics

Manufacturing PMI in the United Kingdom averaged 51.92 points from 2008 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 61.50 points in January of 2011 and a record low of 32.60 points in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Manufacturing PMI - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Manufacturing PMI - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Manufacturing PMI in the United Kingdom is expected to be 55.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing PMI in the United Kingdom to stand at 52.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Manufacturing PMI is projected to trend around 52.60 points in 2022 and 52.90 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Manufacturing PMI

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60.90 58.90 61.50 32.60 2008 - 2021 points Monthly
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UK Manufacturing PMI at Near-Record High in April
The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI was revised slightly higher to 60.9 in April 2021, from a preliminary estimate of 60.7 and above March's 58.9. The latest reading signaled the steepest pace of expansion in the UK manufacturing sector since a record growth rate hit in July 1994, due to a loosening of lockdown restrictions. Growth of output and new orders were both among the best seen over the past seven years and employment creation continued at a pace rarely surpassed in the survey history. At the same time, the sector remained beset by supply-chain delays and input shortages, however, which contributed to increased purchasing costs and record selling price inflation. Looking ahead, business confidence remained at a seven-year high, amid expectations for less disruption related to COVID-19 and Brexit, economic recovery, improved client confidence and planned new product launches.
2021-05-04
UK Factory Growth Highest since 1994: PMI
The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI increased to 60.7 in April of 2021 from 58.9 in March, beating market forecasts of 59, preliminary estimates showed. The reading pointed to the strongest factory growth since July of 1994, due to positive contributions from output, new orders and employment and there was also another rapid lengthening of suppliers' delivery times. Production volumes increased to the greatest extent sincelast August, with particularly strong momentum seen among food and drink manufacturers due to the reopening of hospitality businesses.
2021-04-23
UK Manufacturing PMI at Decade High in March
The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI was revised higher to 58.9 in March 2021, from a preliminary estimate of 57.9 and above February's 55.1. The latest reading pointed to the steepest month of expansion in factory activity since February 2011, supported by stronger demand from both domestic and overseas markets, the vaccine roll-out and preparations for the planned loosening of lockdown restrictions. Manufacturing output increased at the quickest pace since last November and new business rose at the second-fastest pace for over three years. In addition, jobs growth was at a seven-year high, supported by the sharpest rise in backlogs of work for 11 years. Meanwhile, supply-chain disruption and inflationary pressures mounted. Looking ahead, business confidence was at its most elevated for seven years.
2021-04-01
UK Manufacturing PMI Highest in 40 Months
IHS Markit/CIPS Flash UK Manufacturing PMI increased to 57.9 in March of 2021 from 55.1 in February, beating forecasts of 55. The reading pointed to the strongest growth in factory activity since November of 2017. Production growth reached its strongest since the end of 2020. New orders also increased at the fastest pace for three months, despite another relatively subdued rise in export sales. Hopes of a sustained rebound in customer demand contributed to robust job creation and the highest level of business optimism about the year ahead outlook since April 2014.
2021-03-24

United Kingdom Manufacturing PMI
Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 600 industrial companies. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders (30 percent), Output (25 percent), Employment (20 percent), Suppliers’ Delivery Times (15 percent) and Stock of Items Purchased (10 percent), with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change.