North West manufacturers see pick-up in activity despite mounting risks

Graham Ellis
North West manufacturers have seen their confidence improve and their activity pick-up in the past three months, with strong demand emanating both from at home and abroad, according to a survey published today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. The output balance rose to a healthy 43% after last quarter’s dip. Underpinning this activity was a boost in the domestic orders balance (up from 29% to 32%) and more pertinently healthy foreign demand. Indeed, the export balance... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...