The UK’s buoyant manufacturing sector saw output rise by 3.9% during the three months to November, marking the longest run of growth for the sector in 20 years.
New figures released by the Office for National Statistics today (10 Jan) show that manufacturing output increased by 3.9% during the three months to November.
This marks the longest run of growth for the sector since 1997 and the largest increase in output since March 2011.
The continued success of the sector has been driven by soaring export orders for UK goods from overseas.
Manufacturers have seen order books fill up since Britain voted to leave the European Union, which resulted in the pound weakening massively.
This was reflected in exports rising by 0.6% month-on-month in November alone and an increase of 2% in the three months to November compared to the three months to August.
Total imports rose 1.6% month-on-month in November and were up by 0.6% in the three months to November compared to the three months to August.
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