Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom increased by 2.3 percent in May of 2022 over the same month in the previous year, topping market expectations of a 0.2 percent rise and accelerating from an upwardly revised 1.3 percent advance in the previous month.. source: Office for National Statistics

Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom averaged 1.31 percent from 1969 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 41.90 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -30.20 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Manufacturing Production - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Manufacturing Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2022.

Manufacturing Production in the United Kingdom is expected to be 4.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Manufacturing Production is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2023 and 2.30 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Manufacturing Production



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-06-13 06:00 AM Apr 0.5% 1.9% 1.8% 1.1%
2022-07-13 06:00 AM May 2.3% 1.3% 0.2% 0.2%
2022-08-12 06:00 AM Jun 2.3% 0.9% 1.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Industrial Production Mom 0.90 -0.10 percent May 2022
Industrial Production 1.40 1.60 percent May 2022
Manufacturing Production 2.30 1.30 percent May 2022
New Orders 12967.00 13326.00 GBP Million Mar 2022
Changes in Inventories 14159.00 1290.00 GBP Million Mar 2022
Corporate Profits 139210.00 128935.00 GBP Million Mar 2022
Mining Production 10.30 18.80 percent May 2022
Leading Economic Index 0.40 0.30 percent May 2022
Private Investment -0.60 1.00 percent Mar 2022

United Kingdom Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing production measures the output of businesses operating in the manufacturing sector. It is the most important sector in the UK and accounts for 70 percent of total production. The biggest segments within Manufacturing are: Food, drink and tobacco (11 percent of total production); transport equipment (9 percent); basic metals (8 percent); other manufacturing and repair (6 percent); pharmaceutical products and preparations (6 percent); and rubber and plastic products and non-metallic mineral products (6 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.30 1.30 41.90 -30.20 1969 - 2022 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2016=100, SA

News Stream
UK Manufacturing Output Unexpectedly Falls in February
Manufacturing production in the UK went down 0.4 percent from a month earlier in February of 2022, after an upwardly revised 0.9 percent rise in January and compared to market expectations of a 0.3 percent increase. Manufacturing of transport equipment fell by 5.4 percent due to component shortages and manufacturing of chemicals and chemical products fell by 5.0 percent. Manufacturing’s negative growth was partially offset by manufacturing of basic pharmaceutical products and manufacturing of basic metals and metal products, which rose by 9.8 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively. Manufacturing output remained 0.7 percent below the February 2020 pre-coronavirus pandemic levels.
2022-04-11
UK Factory Output Misses Expectations in December
Factory output in the UK increased 1.3% year-on-year in December of 2021, below market forecasts of a 1.7% rise. On a monthly basis, manufacturing production increased by 0.2%, mainly boosted by the manufacturing of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations (12%) and the manufacturing of transport equipment (3.1%).
2022-02-11
UK Factory Activity Tops Forecasts
Manufacturing output in the UK edged up 0.4% year-on-year in November of 2021, following a downwardly revised 1.1% rise in October and beating market forecasts of a 0.3% fall. On a monthly basis, factory activity went up 1.1%, mainly due to manufacturing of machinery and equipment (7.4%) and manufacturing of transport equipment (3.6%). Still, when compared with February 2020, factory output was 2.2% lower.
2022-01-14