Industrial production in the UK unexpectedly shrank 1.3 percent month-over-month in April of 2021, the first drop in three months and compared to forecasts of a 1.2 percent rise. Decreases were seen for mining and quarrying (-15 percent), due to planned temporary closures for maintenance of oil field production sites, manufacturing (-0.3 percent) and water supply and sewerage (-0.9 percent), partially offset by a rise in electricity and gas of 0.5 percent. Industrial output was 3.1 percent below its February 2020 level, the last month of "normal" trading conditions prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. source: Office for National Statistics

Industrial Production Mom in the United Kingdom averaged 0.07 percent from 1968 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 10.60 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -19.80 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Industrial Production Mom in the United Kingdom is expected to be 0.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Industrial Production Mom in the United Kingdom to stand at 0.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022 and 0.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.30 1.80 10.60 -19.80 1968 - 2021 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2016=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-12 07:00 AM Jan -1.5% 0.2% -0.6% -0.7%
2021-04-13 06:00 AM Feb 1% -1.8% 0.5% 0.4%
2021-05-12 06:00 AM Mar 1.8% 1% 1% 1.2%
2021-06-11 06:00 AM Apr -1.3% 1.8% 1.2% 1.5%
2021-07-09 06:00 AM May -1.3% 1.2%
2021-08-12 06:00 AM Jun 0.8%
2021-09-10 06:00 AM Jul
2021-10-11 06:00 AM Aug


News Stream
UK Industrial Output Unexpectedly Shrinks
Industrial production in the UK unexpectedly shrank 1.3 percent month-over-month in April of 2021, the first drop in three months and compared to forecasts of a 1.2 percent rise. Decreases were seen for mining and quarrying (-15 percent), due to planned temporary closures for maintenance of oil field production sites, manufacturing (-0.3 percent) and water supply and sewerage (-0.9 percent), partially offset by a rise in electricity and gas of 0.5 percent. Industrial output was 3.1 percent below its February 2020 level, the last month of "normal" trading conditions prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
2021-06-11
UK Industrial Output Surprises on the Upside
Industrial production in the UK surged 1.8 percent month-over-month in March of 2021, the strongest gain in 8 months and beating market forecasts of 1 percent as England began easing lockdown from March 8th. Main upward contributions came from manufacturing (2.1 percent), namely machinery and equipment.; water supply and sewerage (1.1 percent) and mining and quarrying (2.5 percent); these were offset partially by a fall in electricity and gas (-0.2 percent). Considering Q1, industrial output was down 0.4 percent over the previous period. The coronavirus pandemic has had a generally negative impact on production output, remaining 1.8 percent below its February 2020 level although each sector has been affected differently: manufacturing output remains 2.2 percent below its February 2020 level and mining and quarrying is 10.2 percent below; however, electricity and gas is 1.9 percent above its February 2020 level and water supply and sewerage is 3.6 percent higher.
2021-05-12
UK Industrial Production Beats Forecasts
Industrial production in the UK expanded 1 percent month-over-month in February of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.8 percent fall in January and way above market expectations of a 0.5 percent increase. It is the biggest gain in six months, driven by a 1.3 percent rise in manufacturing, namely a 9 percent surge in computer, electronic and optical products. The UK remained under the third national lockdown in February although a mass coronavirus vaccination program was underway. Water supply and sewage (1.4 percent) and electricity and gas (0.5 percent) also increased, partially offsetting a fall in mining and quarrying (-2.1 percent). Year-on-year, industrial output fell 3.5 percent.
2021-04-13
UK Industrial Output Falls Much more than Expected
Industrial production in the UK fell 1.5 percent month-over-month in January of 2021, the first decline since a record slump in April and much worse than market forecasts of a 0.6 percent drop. The country remained under the coronavirus lockdown in the first month of 2021. Manufacturing went down 2.3 percent, mainly due to transport equipment and mining and quarrying fell 0.7 percent. These declines were offset partially by a rise of 0.9 percent in electricity and gas and 1.2 percent in water supply and sewage. Compared to February 2020, the month before the coronavirus pandemic, industrial output was 5% below.
2021-03-12

United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM
In the United Kingdom, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy. Manufacturing is the most important sector 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). Mining and quarrying account for 12 percent of production, as oil and gas extraction accounts for 10 percent. Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning account for 11 percent of total output and water supply, sewerage and waste management account for 8 percent.