The Confederation of British Industry's order book balance jumped by 17 points to +26 in November 2021, easily beating market expectations of +13 and pointing to their strongest level since the series began in 1977, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. Also, the gauge for export order books climbed 10 points to +3, its highest level since March 2019, while the output expectations sub-index remained strong at +32, driven largely by the food, drink & tobacco, electronic engineering, and chemicals sub-sectors. Finally, stock adequacy for finished goods worsened to its weakest since records began in April 1977, while expectations for output price growth in the coming quarter were at their strongest since May 1977. source: Confederation of British Industry

Factory Orders in the United Kingdom averaged -18.25 Net Balance from 1977 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 26 Net Balance in November of 2021 and a record low of -79 Net Balance in October of 1980. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom CBI Industrial Trends Orders - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom CBI Industrial Trends Orders - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Factory Orders in the United Kingdom is expected to be 11.00 Net Balance by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom CBI Industrial Trends Orders is projected to trend around 8.00 Net Balance in 2022 and 5.00 Net Balance in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom CBI Industrial Trends Orders


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-21 10:00 AM Oct 9 22 18 19
2021-11-24 11:00 AM Nov 26 9 13 12
2021-12-21 11:00 AM Dec 26 19


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Business Confidence 2.00 27.00 points Dec/21
Factory Orders 26.00 9.00 Net Balance Nov/21
Small Business Sentiment 0.00 27.00 Dec/21

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UK Factory Orders Hit Record High: CBI
The Confederation of British Industry's order book balance jumped by 17 points to +26 in November 2021, easily beating market expectations of +13 and pointing to their strongest level since the series began in 1977, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. Also, the gauge for export order books climbed 10 points to +3, its highest level since March 2019, while the output expectations sub-index remained strong at +32, driven largely by the food, drink & tobacco, electronic engineering, and chemicals sub-sectors. Finally, stock adequacy for finished goods worsened to its weakest since records began in April 1977, while expectations for output price growth in the coming quarter were at their strongest since May 1977.
2021-11-24
UK Factory Orders Index Falls to 6-Month Low: CBI
The Confederation of British Industry's order book balance dropped by 13 points to +9 in October 2021, down from September's all-time high of +22 and well below market expectations of +18, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. It was the lowest reading since April, amid rising raw materials prices and widespread labor shortages. The gauge for export orders declined to -7 from -2 in the previous month, while that for stocks of finished goods was down to -13 from -11. Meanwhile, there were increases in expectations regarding output (+33 vs +25) and domestic prices (+59 vs +41).
2021-10-21
UK Factory Orders Gauge Hits Record High
The Confederation of British Industry's order book balance rose by four points to an all-time high of +22 in September 2021, easily beating market expectations of +15, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. Manufacturing firms saw total order books improve further on August’s strong results to reach a record high, while export order books also improved to their strongest since March 2019. However, output growth in the three months for September slowed for the second month in a row, despite remaining firm by historical standards. Eleven out of 17 sectors saw output increase, with headline growth being driven largely by the food, drink & tobacco sub-sector. Stock adequacy picked up slightly, but nonetheless remained close to last month’s record low and considerably below average. On the price front, expectations for output cost growth in the coming quarter remain strong.
2021-09-21

United Kingdom CBI Industrial Trends Orders
In the United Kingdom, the Confederation of British Industry‘s Industrial Trends Survey of total order book balance tracks changes in the level of factory orders from around 500 companies across 38 sectors of manufacturing industry. The survey covers domestic and export orders, stocks, price, investment intentions and output expectations. For each variable, manufacturers are asked if present situation is above normal, normal or below normal. The results are presented as a weighted percentage balance, that is, the difference between the percentage of respondents replying more or up to each question minus the percentage replying less or down.