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Summary of the Index of Production, March 2013

Released: 09 May 2013 Download PDF

Figure 1: Seasonally adjusted production and manufacturing

Figure 1: Seasonally adjusted production and manufacturing
Source: Monthly Business Survey (Production and Services) - Office for National Statistics

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Production output rose 0.2 % between Q4 2012 and Q1 2013. The largest contribution to this growth came from mining & quarrying which rose by 4.0%. Manufacturing fell 0.3% over this period.

In March 2013 production output was 1.4% lower compared with March 2012. All main sectors, with the exception of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning, were lower than a year ago.

Production rose 0.7% between February 2013 and March 2013. There were rises of 1.1% in manufacturing and 2.4% in the electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning sector.

Source: Office for National Statistics

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  1. Production and Manufacturing data is from the latest “Index of Production Bulletin” published on the 9th May 2013.
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