United Kingdom Industry June 2016

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United Kingdom: Industry improves in June

August 9, 2016

In June, industrial production expanded 0.1% over the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, which contrasted the 0.6% decrease seen in May—a five-month low. The monthly acceleration reflected improvements in all sub-sectors. Mining and quarrying swung from a 0.5% contraction in May to a 1.2% expansion in June. Moreover, the manufacturing sector contracted 0.3%, which was up from the 0.6% decrease seen in May.

Industrial production expanded 1.6% over the same month last year in June, which was up from the 1.4% increase seen in May. Annual average growth in industrial production was stable at the previous month’s 1.1% increase June.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists project that industrial production will increase 0.2% in 2016, which is up 0.1 percentage points over the previous month’s forecast. For 2017, the panel expects that industrial production will increase 0.2%.


Author:, Senior Economist

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United Kingdom Industry June 2016

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


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