September Motnhly Briefing | EEF

September Motnhly Briefing

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Key data releases over the past month indicate business investment is back in 2016q2 and confidence has recovered since its collapse in July.


 Data roundup

  • Business investment showed a mild recovery in 2016Q2, growing by 0.5% after two quarters of contraction.
  • Input prices soared as a consequence of the Sterling depreciation, increasing margin pressures on UK manufacturers.
  • UK Manufacturing PMI saw a remarkable swing upward in August after its plunge in July. Output and orders, particularly from abroad, largely explained the hike.
  • Consumers’ sentiment also improved in line with strong households’ consumption and renewed confidence about personal finance amid policy action from the Bank of England and reduced political uncertainty.



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