The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI fell to 51.1 in October of 2018 from a downwardly revised 53.6 in September and well below market expectations of 53. The reading pointed to the slowest expansion in factory activity since July of 2016 as output growth weakened and new orders and employment both declined for the first time following the EU referendum. Foreign demand decreased for the second time in three months as Brexit uncertainties had negatively impacted inflows of new work from within the EU. Input price inflation slowed to a 28-month low but remained sharp overall amid higher costs of aluminium, energy, oil, steel and timber, rising import duties, exchange rate fluctuations, market volatility and Brexit uncertainty. Output inflation was also the lowest in over two years. On the other hand, manufacturers remained optimistic, due to new product launches, new capacity and export opportunities. Manufacturing PMI in the United Kingdom is reported by Markit Economics.

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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 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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51.10 53.60 61.50 34.40 2008 - 2018 Monthly
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Country Last
Australia 58.30 Oct/18
Brazil 51.10 Oct/18
Canada 53.90 Oct/18
China 50.10 Oct/18
Euro Area 52.00 Oct/18
France 51.20 Oct/18
Germany 52.20 Oct/18
India 53.10 Oct/18
Indonesia 50.50 Oct/18
Italy 49.20 Oct/18
Japan 52.90 Oct/18
Mexico 50.70 Oct/18
Netherlands 57.10 Oct/18
Russia 51.30 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 53.80 Oct/18
Singapore 51.90 Oct/18
South Africa 42.40 Oct/18
South Korea 51.00 Oct/18
Spain 51.80 Oct/18
Switzerland 57.40 Oct/18
Turkey 44.30 Oct/18
United Kingdom 51.10 Oct/18
United States 55.70 Oct/18


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