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Today's PMI Manufacturing stats - Barclays' comment

Mike Rigby, Head of Manufacturing at Barclays, comments on today's PMI manufacturing figures.

"Although March saw an easing in output, manufacturing’s solid start to the year continues with healthy order books and exporters continuing to capitalise on sterling’s weakness. However, with inflation looming large, manufacturers should be increasingly conscious of the potential softening of UK domestic demand, which has been fuelling growth for some time."


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