Manufacturing production in the UK increased 6% yoy in July of 2021, easing for a 4th straight month after a record increase of 39.4% in April. Figures came in line with market forecasts. On the month however, manufacturing remained flat, with 4 of the 13 manufacturing subsectors seeing rises; a rise of 5.9% in manufacture of transport equipment was offset by a fall of 4.3% in manufacture of machinery and equipment. Manufacturing output remains 2.3% below its February 2020 level. source: Office for National Statistics

Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom averaged 0.49 percent from 1969 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 39.40 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -30.30 percent in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom is expected to be 4.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 3.60 percent in 2022 and 2.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Manufacturing Production

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 13.90 39.40 -30.30 1969 - 2021 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2016=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-11 06:00 AM Apr 39.7% 4.8% 41.8% 40.8%
2021-07-09 06:00 AM May 27.7% 39.1% 29.5% 30.6%
2021-08-12 06:00 AM Jun 13.9% 28.2% 13.5% 14%
2021-09-10 06:00 AM Jul 6% 13.9% 6% 6.6%
2021-10-11 06:00 AM Aug 6% 4.7%
2021-11-11 07:00 AM Sep 4.2%
2021-12-10 07:00 AM Oct


News Stream
UK Factory Output Growth Slows
Manufacturing production in the UK increased 6% yoy in July of 2021, easing for a 4th straight month after a record increase of 39.4% in April. Figures came in line with market forecasts. On the month however, manufacturing remained flat, with 4 of the 13 manufacturing subsectors seeing rises; a rise of 5.9% in manufacture of transport equipment was offset by a fall of 4.3% in manufacture of machinery and equipment. Manufacturing output remains 2.3% below its February 2020 level.
2021-09-10
UK Factory Output Rises More than Expected
Manufacturing production in the UK advanced 13.9 percent year-on-year in June of 2021, easing from a 28.2 percent rise in the previous month and compared to market expectations of 13.5 percent. Manufacturing output remains 2.3 percent below its February 2020 level. On a monthly basis, factory output went up 0.2 percent, less than market forecasts of 0.4 percent. Output increased in 8 of the 13 manufacturing subsectors and was led by a rise of 7.4 percent in the manufacture of transport equipment; this was offset partially by a fall of 12.4 percent in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products subsector.
2021-08-12
UK Factory Output Growth Misses Estimates
Manufacturing production in the UK advanced 27.7 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, a solid growth rate after a record 24.9 percent fall last year when the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy hard. Figures compare with market forecasts of 29.5 percent. On a monthly basis, factory output unexpectedly dropped 0.1 percent, driven by lower output in 5 of the 13 manufacturing subsectors and was led by a fall of 16.5 percent in the manufacture of transport equipment, likely due to the global shortage of microchips. This was offset by a rise of 25.2 percent in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations.
2021-07-09
UK Factory Output Surges at Record Pace
Manufacturing production in the UK soared 39.7 percent year-on-year in April of 2021, a record growth rate after a record 30.3 percent fall last year when the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy hard. Figures compare with market forecasts of 41.8 percent. On a monthly basis, industrial output unexpectedly dropped 0.3 percent, led by a fall of 16 percent in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations.
2021-06-11

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).