British Manufacturing Output Climbs in October

Increase was 0.3%

With an increase in the production of transport equipment helping the sector recover some of the previous month's falls, Britain's manufacturing output rose 0.3% in October.

The increase year-on-year was also 0.3% according to an official release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Meanwhile, the wider industrial production measure rose 0.4% in October from September, the ONS said. On a year-on-year basis, industrial production was 1% higher.

Manufacturing output accounts for about 15% of British gross domestic product, while the wider industrial production accounts for just under 19%.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2007

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