United Kingdom Manufacturing Production  1969-2018 | Data | Chart

Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom increased 1.4 percent year-on-year in December of 2017, easing from an upwardly revised 3.8 percent gain in the previous month but beating market expectations of 1.2 percent. Still, it is the smallest increase in factory output in eight months. On a monthly basis, factory activity advanced 0.3 percent, above 0.2 percent in November and in line with market expectations. It marked the eighth consecutive monthly increase, mostly driven by basic metals and metal products. On the other hand, rubber and plastic and food, beverages and tobacco declined. Considering full 2017, manufacturing went up 2.8 percent, following a 0.9 percent rise in 2016 and due to a broad-based strength across sectors, namely manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft and related machinery (8 percent). Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom averaged 0.62 percent from 1969 until 2017, 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
2017-12-08 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 3.9% 2.7% 3.9% 3.6%
2018-01-10 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 3.5% 4.7% 2.8% 3%
2018-02-09 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.4% 3.8% 1.2% 1.5%
2018-03-09 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.4% 1.83%
2018-04-11 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.27%
2018-05-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.95%


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 13.00 -11.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.30 56.20 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.00 54.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 2.60 22.60 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -1.30 0.30 9.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.40 3.80 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.20 84.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 10.00 14.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 16699.00 11781.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories -1409.00 -1862.00 11457.00 -11256.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4382.00 4083.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 108691.00 107327.00 108691.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -41.10 -42.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 100605.00 161490.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 163615.00 152473.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment 23.00 -4.00 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 0.50 0.50 64.50 -33.80 percent [+]
Mining Production -14.30 5.10 852.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 657.00 594.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.51 5.49 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 7.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.50 54.90 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 26344.00 24007.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 3.80 19.60 -16.90 1969 - 2017 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012=100, SA




manufacturing production by Country
Country Last
Australia 2.40 Sep/17
Brazil 5.70 Dec/17
Canada 4.65 Nov/17
China 6.50 Dec/17
Euro Area 5.90 Dec/17
France 4.70 Dec/17
Germany 7.70 Dec/17
India 8.40 Dec/17
Italy 2.70 Nov/17
Japan 4.20 Dec/17
Mexico -0.10 Dec/17
Netherlands 5.20 Dec/17
Russia 4.70 Jan/18
South Korea -6.60 Dec/17
Spain 5.20 Dec/17
Switzerland 9.10 Sep/17
Turkey 8.90 Dec/17
United Kingdom 1.40 Dec/17
United States 1.80 Jan/18


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