Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Manufacturing edges up
Posted by David Smith at 10:00 AM
Category: Thoughts and responses

Manufacturing output edged up by 0.1% in July and rose by 0.5% over the latest three months. Overall industrial production was hit by energy shutdowns and dropped by 0.2% and 0.4% respectively. Not great data but not bad either. More in the Office for National Statistics' not very useful press release here.

Earlier, the Halifax said house prices fell by 1.2% in August, were down by 2.6% on a year earlier but, curiously, rose by 1% over the latest three months.