EEF comment on PMI data

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Commenting on today’s PMI data, Ms Lee Hopley, Chief Economist at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, said: Today’s PMI gives us another positive data point for the UK’s manufacturing sector. The pick-up in output and sales components and the relative strength of the manufacturing PMIs across most of Europe would, in other circumstances, have reinforced our view that the worst of the downturn seen in the previous 18 months was now behind us. But with economic and political uncertainty ramping up in the wake of the referendum, all today’s data is showing us is what we could have won. The future path of demand, investment and employment across the sector is very unclear and while we continue to see fundamental strengths across many parts of industry, short term data movements are nigh-on impossible to predict.


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