United Kingdom Industry April 2021

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United Kingdom: Industrial output dips in April

June 11, 2021

Industrial output declined 1.3% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in April, which contrasted March's 1.8% increase. The figure was chiefly driven by a drop in manufacturing output. In addition, water supply and mining and quarrying output contracted.

On an annual basis, industrial production rose at a quicker rate of 27.5% in April (March: +3.6% yoy), the best result on record, thanks to the favorable base effect. Moreover, the trend improved notably, with the annual average variation of industrial production coming in at minus 2.9%, up from March's minus 7.2% reading.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists project that industrial production will increase 6.5% in 2021, which is up 1.0 percentage pointsfrom last month’s forecast, and 4.3% in 2022.


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United Kingdom Industry April 2021

Note: Month-on-month seasonally adjusted and year-on-year variation in %.
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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