Contribution to total UK manufacturers' sales by division, 2012
In 2012, the value of UK manufacturers’ sales, at current prices, was estimated to be £342 billion.
The UK estimate of manufacturers’ sales by product cover 25 divisions’ in the Manufacturing industry. The top five divisions: Food products; Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers; Machinery and equipment; Chemicals and chemical products and Fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment account for approximately 50% of all UK production sales.
The largest driver behind the growth in total manufacturing sales in 2012 was from Food products (£1.7 billion increase). Several divisions saw a decline in manufacturing sales, including Chemicals and chemical products (£0.4 billion decrease) compared with 2011.