Industrial production in the UK rose 0.8% mom in August of 2021, the biggest increase since March and way above market forecasts of a 0.2% rise. The monthly rise was led by an increase of 16% in the mining and quarrying sector which was offset partially by decreases of 2.8% in the electricity and gas sector and 0.8% in water supply and sewerage. Manufacturing increased 0.5%, mainly boosted by manufacture of transport equipment (3.9%), partially offset by a 5.1% fall in manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations. Still, industrial production remains 1.3% below its February 2020 level, the last month of "normal" trading conditions prior to the coronavirus pandemic. source: Office for National Statistics

Industrial Production Mom in the United Kingdom averaged 0.09 percent from 1968 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 11.10 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -20.70 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Industrial Production Mom in the United Kingdom is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022 and 0.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-10 06:00 AM Jul 1.2% -0.7% 0.4% 0.5%
2021-10-13 06:00 AM Aug 0.8% 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
2021-11-11 07:00 AM Sep 0.8% 0.6%


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UK Industrial Output Rises More than Expected
Industrial production in the UK rose 0.8% mom in August of 2021, the biggest increase since March and way above market forecasts of a 0.2% rise. The monthly rise was led by an increase of 16% in the mining and quarrying sector which was offset partially by decreases of 2.8% in the electricity and gas sector and 0.8% in water supply and sewerage. Manufacturing increased 0.5%, mainly boosted by manufacture of transport equipment (3.9%), partially offset by a 5.1% fall in manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations. Still, industrial production remains 1.3% below its February 2020 level, the last month of "normal" trading conditions prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-10-13
UK Industrial Output Beats Forecasts
Industrial production in the UK surged 1.2% mom in July of 2021, rebounding from a 0.7% drop in June and well above market forecasts of a 0.4% increase. Mining and quarrying; extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas recorded the biggest increase (21.9%) because of some pipelines re-opening after a period of closure for maintenance. In contrast, manufacturing remained flat as a rise of 5.9% in manufacture of transport equipment was offset by a fall of 4.3% in manufacture of machinery and equipment. In addition, utilities output shrank 0.9% while water supply and waste management edged up 0.35. In July, industrial output was 2.1% below its February 2020 level, the last month of normal trading conditions prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-09-10
UK Industrial Output Unexpectedly Shrinks
Industrial production in the UK fell 0.7 percent month-over-month in June of 2021, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent rise in the previous month and compared to market estimates of a 0.3 percent increase. The fall in production was led by mining and quarrying (-11.9 percent vs 3 percent in May) and electricity and gas (-1.9 percent vs 3.3 percent). Meantime, manufacturing activity went up 0.2 percent and water supply and sewerage rose 1.1 percent. Industrial output was 3.2 below its February 2020 level, the last month of "normal" trading conditions prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Year-on-year, industrial output advanced 8.3 percent, following an upwardly revised 20.7 percent growth in May and below market forecasts of 9.4 percent.
2021-08-12

United Kingdom Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 percent Aug/21 0.30 11.10 -20.70
Industrial Production 3.70 percent Aug/21 4.40 29.90 -25.30
Manufacturing Production 4.10 percent Aug/21 6.10 41.70 -30.00
New Orders 13364.00 GBP Million Jun/21 11310.00 25109.00 5806.00
Changes in Inventories 2996.00 GBP Million Jun/21 4215.00 12134.00 -9585.00
Corporate Profits 128529.00 GBP Million Jun/21 116726.00 128529.00 931.00
Leading Economic Index 2.90 percent Aug/21 4.20 17.70 -19.30
Mining Production -0.50 percent Aug/21 -17.30 851.30 -90.50
Private Investment 4.50 percent Jun/21 -10.70 60.70 -33.70


United Kingdom Industrial Production MoM
In the United Kingdom, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in industrial sector of the economy. Manufacturing is the most important sector 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). Mining and quarrying account for 12 percent of production, as oil and gas extraction accounts for 10 percent. Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning account for 11 percent of total output and water supply, sewerage and waste management account for 8 percent.