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PMI manufacturing statistics – Barclays’ comment

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


“The foot unexpectedly came off the accelerator last month suggesting that manufacturers’ attention was in part drawn to grappling with the uncertainty from both the general election and the start of Brexit negotiations.  Encouragingly, production levels are still in positive territory but growth slowed to its lowest rate for three months and most disappointingly, given the weakness in sterling, was the slowdown in new export business.  However, manufacturers have traded through challenging conditions many times before and in spite of this weaker performance, it is still the eleventh consecutive month of increasing output.” 



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