United Kingdom Manufacturing Production  1969-2018 | Data | Chart

Manufacturing production in the United Kingdom increased 1.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2018, slowing from a 2.9 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of a 3.1 percent gain. It was the smallest gain in manufacturing activity since December of 2017. On a monthly basis, factory output dropped 1.4 percent, after falling 0.1 percent in March. It was the largest fall since October of 2012 when it shrank 1.8 percent, mostly due to decreases in metal products (-3.7 percent); machinery & equipment (-3.1 percent) and transport equipment (-1.6 percent). In addition, output declined for chemical products (-1.5 percent); wood, paper & printing (-1.2 percent); computer, electronic & optical (-1 percent); rubber & plastic (-0.8 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (-0.1 percent). Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom averaged 0.62 percent from 1969 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19.60 percent in February of 1973 and a record low of -16.90 percent in December of 1980.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-11 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.5% 2.2% 3.3% 3.2%
2018-05-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.9% 2.5% 2.9% 2.2%
2018-06-11 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.4% 2.9% 3.1% 3.2%
2018-07-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.4% 2.5%
2018-08-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.2%
2018-09-11 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.4%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -4.00 13.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.40 53.90 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 54.00 52.80 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.80 2.90 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.80 0.10 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 2.90 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.90 81.20 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 11628.00 12701.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 13.00 -3.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -1762.00 -760.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4462.00 4382.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 107899.00 109353.00 109353.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -43.00 -46.40 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 127952.00 147471.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 192649.00 167911.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -5.00 23.00 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 [+]
Private Investment -0.20 0.30 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production 5.50 -2.60 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 769.00 630.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.51 5.49 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.50 53.20 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 30192.00 28126.00 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 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). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 2.90 19.60 -16.90 1969 - 2018 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012=100, SA




manufacturing production by Country
Country Last
Australia 2.40 Dec/17
Brazil 10.20 Apr/18
Canada 2.53 Mar/18
China 6.60 May/18
Euro Area 2.00 Apr/18
France 3.00 Apr/18
Germany 2.10 Apr/18
India 5.20 Apr/18
Italy 2.30 Apr/18
Japan 2.60 Apr/18
Mexico 5.60 Apr/18
Netherlands 5.00 Apr/18
Russia 5.40 May/18
South Korea 0.70 Apr/18
Spain 2.10 Apr/18
Switzerland 8.60 Mar/18
Turkey 6.30 Apr/18
United Kingdom 1.40 Apr/18
United States 1.70 May/18


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