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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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