Manufacturing production in the United Kingdom fell 1 percent year-on-year in October of 2018, down from a 0.5 percent rise in the previous month. It was the first decline in factory activity since October 2016 and compares with market expectations of a flat reading. Production fell for basic pharmaceuticals products & preparations (-2.2 percent from 5.1 percent in September) and transport equipment (-5 percent from 1.2 percent). Additionally, production declined at a fastest pace for textiles, wearing apparel & leather products (-4.5 percent from -3.6 percent); wood & wood products (-1.7 percent from -0.8 percent); rubber & plastic (-2 percent from -1.7 percent) and basic metals & metal products (-3.2 percent from -0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, manufacturing output decreased 0.9 percent, after a 0.2 percent gain in September. 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.

Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom is expected to be 2.50 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 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.1% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
2018-10-10 08:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 1.3% 1.4% 1.1% 1.8%
2018-11-09 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 0.5% 1.3% 0.4% 1.6%
2018-12-10 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -1% 0.5% 0% 0.8%
2019-01-11 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY -1%
2019-02-08 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY 2.50%
2019-03-08 09:30 AM Manufacturing Production YoY


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -16.00 -3.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 50.40 52.20 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.10 51.10 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production -0.80 0.00 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.60 0.00 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.00 0.50 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.20 82.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 10.00 -6.00 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 -61.40 -67.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 140374.00 127051.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 158639.00 153599.00 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 -1.70 -1.80 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.40 0.60 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -1.20 -0.70 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 660.00 630.00 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 50.70 52.10 61.80 47.60 [+]
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 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.00 0.50 19.60 -16.90 1969 - 2018 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2016=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Australia -0.70 Sep/18
Brazil 0.60 Oct/18
Canada 3.32 Aug/18
China 6.10 Oct/18
Euro Area 1.20 Sep/18
France -1.30 Oct/18
Germany 1.50 Oct/18
India 4.60 Sep/18
Italy 1.20 Oct/18
Japan -2.50 Sep/18
Mexico 2.40 Sep/18
Netherlands 3.40 Oct/18
Russia 2.70 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 16.44 Jun/18
South Korea 11.10 Oct/18
Spain 1.00 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.60 Sep/18
Turkey -3.20 Sep/18
United Kingdom -1.00 Oct/18
United States 2.70 Oct/18


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