UK Manufacturing Output Increases at Fastest Pace Since 1995

British manufacturing output increased at its fastest rate since the mid-1990s over the past three months, despite orders slowing in July, an industry survey showed on Tuesday.

The Confederation of British Industry’s quarterly balance for manufacturing rose to +31 in the three months to July, the highest reading since January 1995 and up from +22 in the three months to April.

In July alone, however, new orders slowed slightly more than expected, with the CBI’s monthly balance slipping to +10 from +16 in June.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst - UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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