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Summary of the Index of Production, February 2013

Released: 09 April 2013 Download PDF

Figure 1: Seasonally adjusted production and manufacturing

Timeseries graph for Index of Production and Index of Manufacturing
Source: Monthly Business Survey (Production and Services) - Office for National Statistics

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The seasonally adjusted index fell by 2.2% between February 2013 and February 2012. There were falls of 8.4% in mining and quarrying; 1.4% in manufacturing; 0.6% in energy supply and 2.6% in waste management.

The picture is different when comparing February 2013 with January 2013. All production sectors rose in February 2013. The last time this happened was in July 2012.

Energy supply output increased on last month but decreased for the same period last year.

Source: Office for National Statistics

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  1. Production and Manufacturing data is from the latest “Index of Production Bulletin” published on the 9th April 2013.
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