Orders and output recover in UK manufacturing industry

In News by mark@r50marketing.co.uk

The UK manufacturing sector is continuing its recovery from the pandemic as output and new orders increased, according to the latest industry data.

Output increased for the fourth consecutive month in September, despite the rate of growth easing slightly. Higher production was linked to improved inflows of new work, companies reopening and staff returning to work.

Solid expansions were seen in the consumer, intermediate and investment goods sectors, with the steepest increase in intermediate goods. Large manufacturers saw the fastest growth and small-sized firms the slowest.

New business rose for the third successive month, reflecting a combination of improving customer demand, rising export orders, signs of recovery in the retail sector and the reopening of schools.

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