- Manufacturing activity is in good shape at the opening quarter of the year as suggested by healthy PMI figures and strong positive balance for output and orders in our own Manufacturing Outlook survey.
- Inflation overshoot the Bank of England's target last month. Inflationary pressures are still underway as the rise in input costs remains at multi-year highs.
- Manufacturing investment contracted in 2016 ending a six-year recovery cycle.
- The manufacturing sector added 7,000 jobs to the UK economy last year.
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