She said: “It is too early to say if the latest PMI figures represent a slight pause for breath in the otherwise heartening manufacturing recovery, or signal that deeper issues such as strong exchange rate and uncertainties in some of UK trading markets are taking a more permanent hold. Either way, the survey still points at levels of activity well above historic average, which should help support overall growth and some rebalancing of the UK economy.”
Ann Burton, KPMG Press Office
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