UK manufacturing at three month low in October

UK manufacturing activity dropped to a three-month low in October signalling a challenging start to the fourth quarter of this year as new COVID-19 restrictions come into force. 

Published 3 November 2020

UK manufacturing activity at 30-month high in August

UK manufacturing activity reached a 30-month high in August as firms across the UK restarted operations after the coronavirus lockdown. 

Published 1 September 2020

UK sees record declines in manufacturing and service sector output as pandemic continues

Widespread business shutdowns at home and abroad in response to the coronavirus pandemic has unsurprisingly resulted in a rapid reduction in UK private sector output during April, according to latest IHS Markit/ CIPS Flash UK Composite PMI.

Published 23 April 2020

PMI: Record slump in business activity amid coronavirus outbreak

IHS Markit/CIPS Flash UK PMI has signalled a record slump in business activity amid emergency public health measures to halt spread of coronavirus.

Published 24 March 2020

UK manufacturing expands at fastest pace since April

Growth of manufacturing output accelerated to a ten-month high in February, according to the latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI.

Published 2 March 2020

UK manufacturing industry sees job cuts hit highest level in seven years

The most recent IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers Index has revealed that the British manufacturing industry's job losses have hit the worst level in seven years.

Published 3 December 2019