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