The manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom suffered a difficult month in July, according to official figures.

Output fell by 0.5{06aeb1921e0b802d2bd9c766bc98fb11cc6a46c2b0593ed9c88a0e29cf417a34} compared with July 12 months ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

But the overall index of production (IoP), which also includes mining and quarrying and utilities rose 0.8{06aeb1921e0b802d2bd9c766bc98fb11cc6a46c2b0593ed9c88a0e29cf417a34} over the same period.

The IoP accounts for about 15{06aeb1921e0b802d2bd9c766bc98fb11cc6a46c2b0593ed9c88a0e29cf417a34} of the UK economy.

As a result production remains 9.3{06aeb1921e0b802d2bd9c766bc98fb11cc6a46c2b0593ed9c88a0e29cf417a34} below its pre-downturn peak, achieved in the first quarter of 2008, while manufacturing is 5.2{06aeb1921e0b802d2bd9c766bc98fb11cc6a46c2b0593ed9c88a0e29cf417a34} below its peak.


Source: BBC News


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