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News Tag: Engineering Employers Federation

December 6, 2010

EEF manufacturing survey reveals caution for 2011

by Kay Murchie
A survey by the Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF), the manufacturers' trade body, has revealed manufacturing output continues to operate at record levels, however, they are cautious about next year‘s prospects. The survey revealed a balance of 33% of firms reported an increase in output in the fourth quarter, unchanged from the previous quarter - which represented the highest since records began ...

August 2, 2010

UK manufacturing activity slows further in July

by Kay Murchie
The CIPS/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing activity slowed further in July. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI dipped slightly from 57.6 in June to 57.3 in July. However, the reading exceeded forecasts of 57.0 and is still close to May’s 15-year high of 58.1. Furthermore, the sector has now expanded for a whole year and it remains way ...

June 7, 2010

Survey reveals manufacturing recovery is gathering pace

by Kay Murchie
A joint survey by manufacturing organisation, the Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF) and accountancy firm, BDO, has revealed that Britain's manufacturers are bucking the trend in the sluggish economic recovery. According to their research, an increasing amount of manufacturing firms have experienced an increase in demand from overseas markets. The balances of manufacturers reporting increases rather than decreases in output and new orders ...

March 2, 2009

UK manufacturing downturn gathering pace

by Kay Murchie
According to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply's (CIPS) index, UK manufacturing has weakened for a tenth consecutive month with the index at a low of 34.7. The CIPS is estimating that approximately 30,000 factory jobs in the UK are being lost every month as firms slash costs amid a slump in demand. Roy Ayliffe, Director of the CIPS, said "While the ...

September 1, 2008

New orders for UK’s industrial output fall to 3-year low

by Kay Murchie
New orders for UK's industrial output fall to 3-year low
Figures from the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), the manufacturers' organisation, have revealed that new orders for the UK's industrial output have fallen to their lowest level for 3 years. As a result, the majority of manufacturers are now cutting staff rather than hiring and the EEF has warned that it is essential that the Government deal with the ...