UK Statistics

Statistics: Index of Production, November 2014

Released: 09 January 2015 – Download PDF


Key Points

  • Total production output increased by 1.1% in November 2014 compared with November 2013. Of the four main sectors, manufacturing (the largest component of production) was the only one to rise, increasing by 2.7%.
  • There were increases in seven of the 13 manufacturing components compared with a year ago and the largest contributor was the manufacture of food products, beverages & tobacco.
  • Total production decreased by 0.1% between October 2014 and November 2014. There were decreases in three of the main sectors, with mining & quarrying being the largest contributor, decreasing by 3.7%.
  • Manufacturing output increased by 0.7% between October 2014 and November 2014. The main contributors to the increase were other manufacturing & repair; the manufacture of basic metals & metal products; the manufacture of transport equipment.
  • In the three months to November 2014, production and manufacturing were 10.3% and 5.3% respectively below their figures reached in the pre-downturn GDP peak in Q1 2008.
  • In this release, the only period open for revision was October 2014. There was a downward revision to IoP of 0.2 percentage points in October, as a result of revisions to the mining & quarrying and electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning sectors.

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

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