Business Outputs and Developments Division
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Frequency of release: Biannually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK
Survey name(s): Prodcom
The provisional estimate of UK manufacturers’ sales for 2012, at current prices, is £342 billion (£4.2 billion higher than in 2011).
The value of UK manufacturers’ sales in 2012 was 3.2% (£10.5 billion) above the level seen in 2008, at the start of the recession.
Of the top 10 products by sales value, six related to the motor vehicle and aircraft industries, while three are from the drinks industries (water, beer, and whisky).
The largest sales in manufactured products in 2012 were from: Food (£62.2 billion); Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (£39.2 billion); and Machinery and equipment (£26.1 billion).
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.