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Summary of the Index of Production, May 2013

Released: 09 July 2013 Download PDF

Figure 2: Seasonally adjusted production and manufacturing

Figure 2: Seasonally adjusted production and manufacturing
Source: Monthly Business Survey (Production and Services) - Office for National Statistics

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The seasonally adjusted index fell by 2.3% between May 2012 and May 2013. There were falls of 2.9% in manufacturing, 3.5% in mining & quarrying and 0.8% in the electricity, gas steam & air conditioning sector. Offsetting these falls was a rise of 2.6% in water supply, sewerage & waste management.

Production saw 0.0% growth between April 2013 and May 2013. There were rises of 3.5% in mining & quarrying and 3.6% in water, sewerage & waste management. Offsetting the rises were falls of 0.8% in manufacturing and 1.7% in the electricity, gas steam & air conditioning sector.

In this release, periods back to January 1997 are open for revision.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Background notes

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