UK Statistics

Statistics: Index of Production, August 2014

Released: 07 October 2014 – Download PDF 

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Key Points
  • The data in this release are consistent with the Quarterly National Accounts published on 30 September 2014 and data used for Blue Book 2014 due for release on 31 October 2014.
  • Total production output increased by 2.5% in August 2014 compared with August 2013. There were increases in two of the main sectors, with manufacturing output being the largest contributor, increasing by 3.9%.
  • There were increases in 10 of the 13 manufacturing components compared with a year ago and the largest contributor was the manufacture of rubber & plastic products & other non-metallic mineral products.
  • Total production in August 2014 was flat at 0.0% compared with July 2014. There were increases in two of the main sectors, with electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning output being the largest contributor, increasing by 2.0%.
  • Manufacturing output increased by 0.1% in August 2014 compared to July 2014. The main manufacturing components contributing to the growth between August 2014 and July 2014 were basic metals & metal products; other manufacturing & repair; and the manufacture of wood, paper products & printing.
  • Compared with the pre-downturn GDP peak in Q1 2008, in the three months to August 2014, production was 9.6% lower and manufacturing was 4.4% lower.
  • The earliest period open for revision in this release was January 1997. Revisions to Index of Production data up to and including Q2 2014 are consistent with the Quarterly National Accounts publication released on 30 September 2014.

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

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