PMI manufacturing statistics – Barclays comment

01 Feb 2013 09:50 GMT

Mike Rigby, Head of Manufacturing at Barclays comments on today's PMI manufacturing figures.

“It’s been a good start to the year for UK manufacturing with production and new orders holding well. The weakening of sterling against the euro should, on balance, benefit UK exports but it is clear the general outlook remains far from certain, both at home and in key export markets.”

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