This Review draws together main stories from ONS economic statistics produced over the last month.
There were 3,346 drug poisoning deaths registered in England and Wales in 2014, the highest since comparable records began in 1993.
There were 25 deaths involving MRSA in Wales in 2014. The MRSA death rate increased, from 5.7 to 40.2 deaths per million people, between 1994 and 2005, before falling to 8.1 per million in 2014.
On new car registration day we look at the economic performance of the UK’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry detailing output, importance, trade and research and development.
UK gross domestic product in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.7% in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2015; unrevised from the previously published estimate.
Business Investment grew by an estimated £1.4 billion (2.9%) since Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015. It increased by 5.0% compared with the same quarter a year ago.