- The first estimate of the 2011 PRODCOM Survey shows that UK manufacturers’ sales increased by 2.7 per cent when compared with 2010.
- Total sales of manufactured products in 2011 are valued at approximately £340 billion, up from £331 billion in 2010.
- The largest sales in manufacturing in 2011 (and 2010) are from: Food; Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; Chemicals & chemical products; Machinery & equipment and the Fabricated metal products Divisions.
- Of the top 10 products, listed in Table 1, three relate to the motor industry (motor vehicles) while four are from the food and drinks industries (water, beer, bread and cakes).
The PRODCOM series of reports contain data on the sales by UK based manufacturers of the individual products covered by the PRODCOM inquiry, together with exports and imports data.