Globally, the manufacturing sector is suffering from a shortage of raw materials and lengthening supplier delivery times. Increases in oil prices and market uncertainty have led to higher input costs, some of which have been passed on to the customer.
Purchasing activity is mainly stable, although Vietnam and India are currently showing strong growth. By contrast, activity in China, the United States and the eurozone is down. The UK remains stable.
UK: subdued by stable . . .
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