Manufacturing production in the United Kingdom increased 0.6 percent year-on-year in February of 2019, recovering from a 0.7 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.7 percent decline. It was the first gain in the factory activity since August of 2018, as output rebounded for electrical equipment (3.1 percent from -1.1 percent in January). In addition, production advanced faster for textiles, wearing apparel & leather products (8.0 percent from 3.2 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (4.1 percent from 3.5 percent); coke & refined petroleum products (9.4 percent from 5.1 percent); rubber & plastic products (5.6 percent from 2.4 percent) and computer, electronic & optical products (4.8 percent from 1 percent). Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom averaged 0.61 percent from 1969 until 2019, 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.

Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom to stand at 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-11 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -1.1% -0.7% -0.7% 2%
2019-02-11 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -2.1% -1.2% -1.1% -0.2%
2019-03-12 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -1.1% -2.1% -1.9% -0.8%
2019-04-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.6% -0.7% -0.7% -0.8%
2019-05-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.6% 0.1%
2019-06-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY
2019-07-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -23.00 -16.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 48.90 51.30 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.10 52.10 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production 0.10 -0.30 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 0.70 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.60 -0.70 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.30 80.20 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.00 6.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 10747.00 11075.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 4241.00 2410.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4725.00 4308.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 112291.00 114178.00 114178.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -62.00 -57.00 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 123203.00 120649.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 458054.00 81969.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -31.00 -18.00 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 4.90 2.90 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 0.30 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -0.90 -0.60 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 485.00 520.00 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 50.00 51.40 61.80 47.60 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 32455.00 29953.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 80.00 82.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 8.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 -0.70 19.60 -16.90 1969 - 2019 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2016=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Australia -0.70 Sep/18
Brazil 3.80 Feb/19
Canada 1.86 Jan/19
China 9.00 Mar/19
Euro Area -1.90 Jan/19
France 2.80 Feb/19
Germany -1.70 Feb/19
India -0.30 Feb/19
Italy 1.30 Feb/19
Japan -1.10 Feb/19
Mexico 1.14 Feb/19
Netherlands 0.50 Feb/19
Russia 0.30 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 16.44 Jun/18
South Korea -2.50 Feb/19
Spain 1.20 Feb/19
Switzerland 5.70 Dec/18
Turkey -5.50 Feb/19
United Kingdom 0.60 Feb/19
United States 1.00 Mar/19


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