ONS Index of Production statistics – Barclays comment

07 Feb 2013 10:12 GMT

Mike Rigby, Head of Manufacturing at Barclays comments on today's ONS Index of Production figures.

“It’s been an encouraging start to the year for UK manufacturing with further positive month-on-month data coming out of the sector. Whilst this is welcome news, there are still a number of unresolved challenges facing the sector, casting a shadow on future performance.”

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