Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

UK sees rapid manufacturing growth

10th March 2011

The UK's manufacturing output increased at its fastest rate for 16 years in January, new figures from the Office for National Statistics have confirmed.

According to the data, manufacturing output was up 6.8 per cent on January 2010 and one per cent on the previous month, suggesting the country's economy is recovering from the contraction seen in the last quarter.

David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the figures indicate that the economy is 'rebalancing', particularly as output increased in 12 of the 13 sub-sectors.

'The manufacturing recovery is gathering momentum, and this data supports our belief that economic growth is positive in the current quarter, after the setback at the end of last year,' he added.

However, Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist, said the severe weather conditions experienced in December 'significantly distorted' January's figures, suggesting the manufacturing recovery is not as impressive as data suggests.

Latest Blog
Foyles' Find Your Way Through ... Depression
24/04/2017

How the tv series 13 Reasons Why and Prince Harry's revelations about his own mental health have both sparked important debates about teen wellbeing.

Meg Howrey on the Impossibility of Avoiding Science in Fiction
24/04/2017

As her new book, The Wanderers, is published, exclusively for Foyles, Meg Howrey discusses why all writers of contemporary fiction are going to have to deal with science, and the interesting things that happen between and beyond the categories.

Sara Paretsky Recalls a Childhood as the 'Town Giraffe' in Lawrence, Kansas
20/04/2017

As her new V I Warshawski novel, Fallout, is published, Sara Paretsky recalls her childhood in Lawrence, Kansas and how the town has provided the inspiration and setting for several of her novels, including Fallout.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd