FROM THE 2ND FEBRUARY INTELLIGENCE REPORT:
The latest Purchasing Managers’ Indices for manufacturing show that manufacturers around the world are starting to feel the pressure from increased costs. While some are still able to absorb these costs in a growing economy, for others it is starting to weigh down on their ability to grow. Although the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI was still at a very strong 55.3 in January, this was down on December’s 56.2. This was also the lowest level since June suggesting that demand from UK manufacturers for material may ease . . .
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