UK manufacturing continued to grow strongly in October, making a “solid start” to the final quarter of the year, a closely-watched survey says.
The latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the sector was 56.0 last month, down slightly from September’s revised figure of 56.3 but still indicating robust growth.
A figure above 50 indicates expansion.
The sector was helped by a rapid rise in export orders, which grew at the fastest pace since February 2011.
Markit said manufacturing production and new orders grew strongly last month, leading to “further job creation”.
via BBC 
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