Released 2 October 2016 – Output growth across the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors was broadly flat (+3%) in the three months to September – a slowdown in activity from the previous month (+8%). Over the next three months, firms anticipate strong private sector growth (+22%).
Released 22 September 2016 – 33% of businesses reported a rise in output volumes, and 22% a fall, giving a balance of +11%. Output growth is expected to increase over the next three months, with 37% companies expected a rise and 15% expecting a fall, resulting in a balance of +22%.
Released 27 September 2016 – 30% of retailers said that sales volumes were up in September on a year ago, while 38% said they were down, giving a balance of -8%. 27% of respondents expect sales volumes to increase next month, with 20% expecting a decrease, giving a balance of +7%.
Released 30 August 2016 – The volume of business was broadly unchanged over the quarter (+2%), with 22% of firms reporting they were up compared with the previous quarter, and 20% saying they were down. Volumes are not expected to change significantly over the coming quarter (-1%).
Released 2 October 2016 – 48% of firms said that business volumes were up, while 13% said they were down, giving a rounded balance of +34%. Looking ahead, growth in business volumes is expected to moderate: 25% of firms expect volumes to rise next quarter, and 10% expect them to fall, giving a rounded balance of +14%.