Skip to main content

Friday Brief Archive

2020

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2019

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 07

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2018

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2017

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2016

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

Week 01

2015

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

2014

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 03

Week 02

2013

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 34

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 17

Week 16

Week 15

Week 14

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Week 02

Week 01

2012

Week 51

Week 50

Week 49

Week 48

Week 47

Week 46

Week 45

Week 44

Week 43

Week 42

Week 41

Week 40

Week 39

Week 38

Week 37

Week 36

Week 35

Week 33

Week 32

Week 31

Week 30

Week 29

Week 28

Week 27

Week 26

Week 25

Week 24

Week 23

Week 22

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Week 18

Week 15

Week 10

Week 09

Week 08

Week 07

Week 06

Week 05

Week 04

Newsletter Listing intro for week 45

This week has seen the MTA Annual Forecast Seminar, held this year at the University of Warwick, focus on global as well as sector trends. In today’s Friday Brief Geoff Noon provides an overview of the themes and trends that were set out in the three presentations. He touches on some of the background factors that were discussed in full at the Seminar and which are important if one is to understand the headline figures.

The Seminar was attended by over 80 members drawn from across the MTA. Delegates gained a lot from the presentations and the chance to network over lunch. Links to the presentations will be put up on the MTA website in the days ahead.

Following quickly on the heels of the UK’s GDP figures for the third quarter are the latest figures for UK manufacturing. We feature these latest statistics in this week’s Friday Brief.
Next week sees the series of regional events that make up UKTI’s Export Week. There is something in the programme for those companies new to exporting as well as the more experienced. The events would be well worth a visit and links to each are provided in this week’s Friday Brief.

The online booking form is also now included for the MTA’s Annual Dinner and Awards. Of particular note is the need to look at the Award categories and encourage nominations. For the Awards to have maximum standing it is important to attract a large number of quality entries. The whole event promises to be one of the Association’s highlights so do keep the date free and start assembling names for your tables.

Have a good weekend.

World Cutting Tool Conference 2013

World Cutting Tool Conference 2013

Advanced notice is offered for the World Cutting Tool Conference to be held between 13-16 May 2013 in Kyoto, Japan.

Further information about the event can be accessed from the ECTA webpage (www.ecta-tools.org)  There is a further link to www.wctc2013.jp  where you can find all the available information including registration forms.

Please note:  Deadline for registration is 31 January 2013.

Annual Dinner & Awards announced

Annual Dinner & Awards announced

The Manufacturing Technologies Association’s (MTA’s) Annual Dinner will take place at the ICC Birmingham on 27 March 2013. This not to be missed, glittering black tie event is the highlight of the Association’s year and will attract hundreds from across the manufacturing sector. The sumptuous three course dinner will be followed by an ‘A-List’ celebrity entertainer. The evening will also feature the presentation of the MTA’s Annual Manufacturing Industry Awards.

Benefit from Export Week

Benefit from Export Week

An Export Week aiming to encourage companies new to exporting as well as established exporters is being run by the UKTI around the country from 12 -16 November. The national series of events aims to inspire and provide practical advice for potential exporters and more experienced businesses looking to expand exports further.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

UK Index of Production, September 2012:  The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) completes the 3rd quarter of the year;  this showed a turnaround for manufacturing which grew by +0.9% compared to the 2nd quarter of the year, but as with the GDP data which came out a couple of weeks ago, care is needed in interpreting this data at the moment because of the effect of special factors such as the shorter working month in June and the impact of the Olympics; although the latter has less of an impact on manufacturing than it does on the whole economy.  A good illustration of

MTA’s AGM, Lunch and Parliamentary Reception

MTA’s AGM, Lunch and Parliamentary Reception

The MTA’s AGM will be held from 1230 at the Commonwealth Club, Northumberland Avenue, London on Wednesday 5 December followed by lunch.

Later that day between 1600 and 1800 the MTA’s annual Parliamentary Reception will be held at the House of Commons. The guest of honour will be The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Members interested in attending the AGM and lunch should contact Alice Smith at: asmith@mta.org.uk
 

NEW MTA FORECASTS FOR UK MACHINE TOOL DEMAND

NEW MTA FORECASTS FOR UK MACHINE TOOL DEMAND

At our 2012 Forecast Seminar, held yesterday at the University of Warwick, we released our new forecast for the UK machine tool market.  This year, 2012, has turned out to be a bit stronger than we had anticipated and we now expect the UK market to grow by +11% compared to 2011.  As a result of the higher base figure and an increased level of caution about demand, especially related to UK based machine tool purchasers who are exporting to Europe where demand is likely to be weaker, we are now anticipating a fall of -4% in the UK machine tool market in 2013.  Growth is expected to return in