Manufacturing production rises 2.1% in November

In November 2016, manufacturing production rose by 2.1% compared with October, according to the Office for National Statistics.

An increase in production was due to more mining and quarrying output following the end of a maintenance period in the oil and gas industry and a rise in manufacturing.

The monthly estimate of manufacturing was 1.3% in November with the largest contribution from pharmaceuticals as this increased by 11.4%.

The month-on-same month a year ago estimate of total production advanced 2% in November 2016, with an increase in all four main sectors.

Out of these sectors, the largest contribution came from manufacturing, which was 1.2%.