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UK car production down one-fifth in H1 2019

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announced that UK car manufacturing fell by more than 20% in the first half of 2019. June marked the thirteenth month of negative growth. Six months’ production totalled 666,521 units compared with 834,573 in the same period 2018, a 20.1% reduction. Production for home consumption was down -16.4% […]


Fastener Manufacturing Mini-Expo booking well

CBM’s very first Fastener Manufacturing Technologies & Services Mini-Expo on Wednesday 16th October at the National Metalforming Centre is attracting an excellent range of exhibitors. Enquire below if you would like to exhibit – but be quick, space is running out rapidly. You can also use our online booking link to apply as a visitor. […]


CBM fastener sector to tour AMRC Factory 2050

CBM is very pleased to announce that its next Fastener Sector Meeting will be held at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield, and will include a very special opportunity to tour AMRC’s Factory 2050. “F2050” truly is a state-of-the-art facility, dedicated to collaborative research into reconfigurable digitally-assisted assembly, component manufacturing and machining technologies. […]


Eurozone Manufacturing contracts at fastest rate since 2012

The IHS Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI® read 46.5 for July, down from 47.6 in June, indicating a deepening contraction of activity. This is the sixth consecutive month the survey has returned a reading below the no-change 50 mark. Intermediate and investment goods sectors reported ongoing contractions, with the the deterioration in the latter the sharpest […]


UK manufacturing downturn continues but does not deepen

UK manufacturing downturn continues but does not deepen The IHS Markit/CIPS UK manufacturing PMI® remained at a six-and-a-half year low reading of 48.0 in July. Production and new orders shrank as manufacturers faced the ongoing headwinds of political uncertainty, a global economic slowdown and the unwinding of stocks built prior to the original Brexit date. […]


CBI Economic Forecast

CBI Economic Forecast The CBI’s economic forecast for July predicts UK GDP growth of1.4% in 2019, and 1.5% in 2020. A key driver is growth in household spending (expected to grow 1.7% in both 2019 and 2020) underpinned by improvement in real earnings. However, Brexit uncertainty continues to bite hard on business investment, which remains […]


CBI: UK manufacturing drops but firms expect improvement

CBI: UK manufacturing drops but firms expect improvement The CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey for the quarter to July reports that manufacturing activity dropped but firms expect a slight recovery in the next few months. New orders declined sharply in the quarter, from both domestic and export customers, with overall order books reported as below […]


‘Mini-Expo’ with Max Return for Fastener Manufacturers

The CBM Fastener Sector has a brand-new event coming up in October, when it invites UK fastener and precision component manufacturers to its ‘Mini-Expo’ of fastener manufacturing equipment, technologies and services.  The one-day event will take place on Wednesday 16thOctober at the National Metalforming Centre, West Bromwich, opening to visitors at 10:00 and running until 16:00. […]


UK Construction output falls steeply

UK Construction output falls steeply The Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI® for June read 43.1, sharply down from 48.6 in May: the steepest reduction in overall construction output since April 2009. All three categories recorded a decline. The fall in house building was the largest in three years, with companies citing weaker demand conditions and concerns […]

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