January Monthly Briefing

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Data Round Up

  • The revival in business investment continued in 2017q3, on the back of strong global activity. Manufacturing investment in particular impressed, up 2.7%.
  • The UK manufacturing PMI averaged out at 57.0 in 2017q4, its highest level since 2014, indicating the good health of the sector.
  • Consumer confidence in the UK remains weak however, falling to its lowest level in 4 years, amidst weak wage growth, rising inflation, and on-going Brexit uncertainty.
  • Eurozone manufacturing activity at highest ever level.

You can read the full economic briefing here.





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