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Summary of UK Manufacturers' sales by Product (PRODCOM) for 2012

PRODCOM stands for PRODucts of the European COMmunity. The analyses in the statistical bulletin and accompanying tables reflect the most recent and comprehensive annual sales by value and volume data, based on the PRODCOM Survey for the years 2008 to 2012.

Contribution to total UK manufacturers' sales by division, 2012

Contribution to total UK manufacturers' sales by division, 2012
Source: Office for National Statistics

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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.

Categories: Business and Energy, Production Industries, Manufacturing
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