The UK manufacturing sector made a flat start to 2019 as
trends in output and new orders slowed down.
Companies reported that Brexit preparations led to a sharp
rise in both purchasing activity and stockpiling of inputs at warehouses.
The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing
Mangers’ Index (PMI) fell from 54.2 in December to 52.8 in January. This a
three-month . . .
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