Manufacturing facts

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A quick run down of manufacturing facts and figures


2.6m employees


11% of GDP


Half of UK exports


Average wages higher than the rest of the economy


2.8% growth in manufacturing in 2014


95% of manufacturers engaged in innovation activity in the past three years


Seven in ten manufacturers see the UK as a competitive location for their activities in 2015


85% of British people want the next government to promote a stronger manufacturing base


More than 70% of companies plan to raise investment on staff training and recruitment



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