Industry in United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Industry
Industrial production rises in February
Industrial production rose 0.6% in February over the prior month according to the Office for National Statistics, following January’s revised 0.7% increase (previously reported: +0.6% month-on-month). February’s figure was driven by expansions in the manufacturing; and mining and quarrying subsectors, while the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning; and water supply subsectors contracted over the previous month.
Industrial production eked out a 0.1% expansion in annual terms in February, contrasting January’s 0.3% decline. Annual average growth in industrial production declined from 0.7% in January to 0.5% in February.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see the industrial sector remaining weak going forward, and project that industrial production will increase 0.1% in 2019 and 0.8% in 2020.
United Kingdom - Industry Data
|Industrial Production (annual variation in %)||-0.7||1.5||1.2||1.3||1.9|
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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS) and FocusEconomics calculations.
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|Bond Yield||1.25||-3.04 %||Jan 30|
|Exchange Rate||1.31||-0.35 %||Jan 30|
|Stock Market||6,942||-0.26 %||Jan 30|
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