Head office | 01772 653 000

Fylde coast office | 01253 347 063

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says more must be done to support the country’s struggling manufacturing industry.
Figures published on Wednesday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlighted the pressures facing the sector.
Manufacturing output in December 2015 was down 0.2 per cent on the month and 1.7 per cent on the year.
Total industrial production was also down, dropping 1.1 per cent on the month and 0.4 per cent on the year.
BCC chief economist, David Kern, said: “As the manufacturing sector continues to struggle in the face of challenges at home and abroad, the further declines in manufacturing and total industrial production recorded in December were unsurprising.
“While our increasing reliance on a vibrant services sector means that the UK economy as a whole is likely to continue growing, our manufacturing sector is still critical to the wellbeing of the economy in key areas such as exports, innovation and productivity.
“Greater efforts are needed to support manufacturers as they compete in the face of difficult global economic headwinds.”

Share Follow NWL Chamber on Facebook Twitter Share Follow NWL Chamber on LinkedIn Back to News channel

Latest Articles

Live Chat


Active Lancashire Logo blackpool and the fylde college bhm logo code galaxy logo fi real estate management fox group james brearley logo lal_full_colour merlin ryan logo Studio LWD logo Sustainable Energy First Logo team leyland logo