08 September 2009 20:57 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--UK manufacturing output increased 0.9% in July from June, with chemicals and plastics among the sectors with the highest increases, the country’s Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday.
Production of chemicals and man-made fibres rose 3.3% from June while the plastics and rubber producing sector recorded a 3.4% increase.
However, the monthly data can be highly volatile, the office said.
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Rubber and plastic products were up 3.9% from the previous three months while chemicals and man-made fibres fell 0.7%.
Compared with the same three months a year ago,
Earlier on Tuesday,
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