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United Kingdom: Industry decelerates in June

August 6, 2015

In June, industrial production contracted 0.4% in seasonally-adjusted terms over the previous month, which contrasted the 0.3% increase recorded in May and marked the lowest reading in 13 months. June’s figure also was a decrease over the 0.1% expansion the markets had expected. Manufacturing increased 0.2% in June, an improvement over the 0.6% decrease seen in the previous month. Conversely, electricity, gas and steam dropped 0.3%, which contrasted the 1.6% increase seen in May. In addition, mining and quarrying deteriorated and dropped 3.8% (May: +4.6% month-on-month).

In annual terms, industrial production expanded 1.5% over the same month last year, which marked a deterioration over the 1.9% increase recorded in May. However, annual average growth in industrial production inched up from 1.2% in May to 1.3% in June.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists project that industrial production will increase 1.2% in 2015, which is up 0.1 percentage points over the previous month’s forecast. For 2016, the panel expects that industrial production also will increase 1.6%.


Author:, Senior Economist

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United Kingdom Industry June 2015

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


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