British manufacturing output sank by the fastest pace in 27 years during November, official data showed on Jan. 9. Output tumbled by 2.9% in November from October.
On an annual basis output was down 7.4% , the biggest annual drop since 1981, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The ONS said that a wider measure of industrial production, which includes mining, quarrying and energy, plunged 2.3% in November from October and was down 6.9% year-on-year.
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