UK Factory Output Falls
Oct 7, 2009
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Manufacturing output in the United Kingdom fell during August, said the Office for National Statistics.

Manufacturing output fell by 1.9% on the month in August, led by decreases of 2.4% in paper, printing, and publishing and in the electrical and optical goods sectors.

For the three months through August, factory output was unchanged overall despite a 7.8% rise in transport equipment and 9.3% in wood products. Production of consumer durables dropped 1.4%, nondurable good fell by 1.6%, and capital goods rose by 1.4%.

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