Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector accelerated last month, according to a closely watched survey, with output, orders and employment all picking up.
The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for manufacturing rose to 56.9 in August from 55.3 in July. A figure above 50 indicates expansion.
Rob Dobson from Markit said the sector continued to make “solid progress”.
He added that manufacturing should help to support growth in the economy … Read more