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Firm growth in manufacturing

Demand for UK-made goods rose strongly in June, the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey shows. Total order books picked up, reaching their strongest level since December's eighteen year high. This strength was broad-based, with above average results in 14 out of the 17 sectors. The food and drink sector was particularly robust, reporting its fullest order books in just under four years.

Export order books rallied to a level well above the long run average, driven by particularly strong results from the mechanical engineering, electronics and motor vehicle industries. The survey of 514 manufacturers found output volumes also continued to rise at a similarly solid pace to that seen in the past three months, with expectations of stronger growth for the coming quarter.

Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said: "Demand for British made goods remains buoyant and that's helped drive this quarter's further rise in output. Growth is broad-based, with the recovery spreading its roots, and firms have high hopes for the coming quarter. However, the recent rise in Sterling could impact on the resilient export orders we've seen lately. As a result, now is the right time to capitalise on boosting manufacturing further by taking action to strengthen the UK's supply chains across industry. This will help unlock further growth and increase exports."
 

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