Manufacturers are buoyant as demand strengthens

KPMG comment on the latest Manufacturing PMI

KPMG comment on the latest Manufacturing PMI

Simon Jonsson, head of industrial products at KPMG UK, said:

“Manufacturers are buoyant as demand strengthens and the recovery continues. While inflation remains on the worry list, the extent of its impact does not appear to be high and is not yet stymieing growth.

“Investment in skills and job creation across the sector is now needed to ensure the rebound doesn’t prove short-lived. The shortage of HGV drivers, for example, will begin to impact orders and stock levels across the supply chain should the issue become more widespread.

“In turn, such investment will make a strong case for manufacturers hoping to be on the receiving end of future Government support to drive growth in a post-Brexit world.”


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