This bulletins contains information relating to the latest PRODCOM estimates for 2010.
|Motor vehicles with a petrol engine > 1500 cm3 (including motor caravans of a capacity > 3000 cm3) (excluding vehicles for transporting >= 10 persons, snowmobiles, golf cars and similar vehicles)||10.8|
|Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed, packaged for retail sale, not elsewhere classified||7.4|
|Manufacture, installation and repair of military aircraft and parts thereof||5.9|
|Parts for all types of aircraft excluding propellers, rotors, under carriages, for civil use||5.6|
|Motor vehicles with a diesel or semi-diesel engine > 1500 cm3 but <= 2500 cm3 (excluding vehicles for transporting >= 10 persons, motor caravans, snowmobiles, golf cars and similar vehicles)||5|
|Beer made from malt (excluding alcohol duty) excluding: - non-alcoholic beer - beer containing not more than 0.5% by volume of alcohol||3.9|
|Waters, with added sugar, other sweetening matter or flavoured, i.e. soft drinks including: - mineral and aerated)||3.5|
|Motor vehicles with a diesel or semi-diesel engine > 2500 cm3 (excluding vehicles for transporting >= 10 persons, motor caravans, snowmobiles, golf cars and similar vehicles||(1)The value lies within the range 3.0 to 3.5 billion|
|Iron or steel structures or parts of structures; iron or steel plates, rods, angles, shapes, sections, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures||3|
|Whisky (excluding alcohol duty) including: - malt whisky - grain whisky - blended whisky||2.7|
The annual PRODCOM Survey provides information on products manufactured and sold within the UK. The PRODCOM list, which is set by the European Commission, contains a comprehensive breakdown of industries covering over 3,800 products. The list is hierarchical, with a ‘Division’ divided into ‘Industries’, and then aggregates of products, then detailed products. For example within the Chemicals and chemical products Division, there is an industry for the Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations, this is further extended into 19 defined products, ranging from perfumes and toilets waters; shampoos and hair lacquers to toothpaste and denture cleaners (Dentifrices).
The PRODCOM survey is conducted across all EU member states. Data are regularly used in matters relating to EU anti-dumping cases and increasing use of the data is in climate-change and other environmental statistics.
The 2010 survey period is 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Key issues specific to this release
The annual PRODCOM survey provides information on PRODucts of the European COMmunity and is compiled from data received from UK manufacturers. In 2010 the survey was sent to approximately 21,500 businesses, covering 234 industries and 3,866 products. Data available includes value and volume of product sales, total turnover, merchanted goods, work done, sales of waste products and all other income.
This publication is slightly delayed from its original publication date of 30 December 2011, to allow for integration of a revised standard errors programme. During 2011, following a review of the methodology for producing standard errors for PRODCOM, it was identified that some changes were necessary. This has resulted in the standard errors (and as such coefficients of variation) being slightly higher for some of the product headings. It is therefore important to note that any increases to the quality measures compared with previous year's quality measures do not necessarily represent a decrease in the quality of the estimates.
An extensive revision of NACE in 2007 resulted in changes to PRODCOM estimates for the 2008 survey onwards. All industry sectors now align exactly to the NACE classification. This differs from previous years where, in some instances, the UK published PRODCOM estimates under its own Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) which only matched the NACE classification to the first four digits.
Uses of the data
This bulletin provides information on the value of UK product sales. The spreadsheets relating to this report contain estimates of sales for UK based manufacturers of individual products covered by the PRODCOM survey, and most contain imports and exports estimates supplied by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Results are presented by manufacturing division and each division is further broken down into individual products.
The survey is conducted across all EU member states to allow comparison with other EU countries.
At present ONS is not aware of all of the users of the PRODCOM estimates, or whether the current output meets their needs. To address this, a user engagement survey began in 2011 and will continue in early 2012.
Link to Quality and Methodology Information Survey (QMI)
A QMI Report, replacing the previous Survey Quality Report, is due to be published in February 2012 and will be available from the ONS website at:
This report describes, in detail, the intended uses of the statistics presented in this publication, their general quality and the methods used to produce them.
Common pitfalls in interpreting series
PRODCOM is a survey of 'Manufacturer Sales' which is used as a proxy for production. It is therefore an indirect measure of UK production
Intra and Extra EU Import and Export data is that of HMRC and is not collected by ONS. It is included within the PRODCOM reports for the benefit of demonstrating UK Net Supply only.
The sum of constituent items in tables may not always agree exactly with the totals shown due to rounding.
The following symbols are used in the tables: S Suppressed as disclosive
S* Suppressed as disclosive but included in the aggregated for UK Manufacturer Sales of “Other” products aggregated for UK in the Sales and Turnover table.
N/A Data not available
* Not able to provide data due to secondary disclosure, different units of measurement or other technical issues.
|8||Other mining and quarrying|
|15||Leather and related products|
|16||Wood and of products of wood and cork (except furniture); articles of straw and plaiting materials|
|17||Paper and paper products|
|18||Printing and reproduction of recorded media|
|19||Coke and refined petroleum products|
|20||Chemicals and chemical products|
|21||Basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations|
|22||Rubber and plastic products|
|23||Other non-metallic mineral products|
|25||Fabricated metal products (except machinery and equipment)|
|26||Computer, electronic and optical equipment|
|28||Machinery and equipment, not elsewhere classified|
|29||Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers|
|30||Other transport equipment|
|33||Repair and installation of machinery and equipment|
Comparative data for EU countries can be found at:
The survey sample is derived from ONS’ Inter-Departmental Business register. Businesses are selected by employment size and industry classification. Additional constraints are built into the sample design with a view to restricting the form filling burden on smaller businesses.
This is the second (Intermediate) set of data for the 2010 period and the third (Final) set of data for 2009.
The response rates reflect the response rates at the time of publication. Late and revised returns are included in results each year.
Data collected by the Annual Minerals Raised Inquiry (AMRI) on mineral extraction are used in the PRODCOM survey to avoid duplication.
Intra and Extra EU Import and Export data are supplied by HMRC.
Statistical disclosure control methodology is applied to the PRODCOM estimates. This ensures that information attributable to an individual business is not disclosed in any publication. The Code of Practice for Official Statistics sets out principles for how ONS protects data from being disclosed.
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