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CBI Industrial Trends Survey, October 2018:  One of the data elements that we trailed during the forecast seminar was the CBI Industrial Trends Survey and, in particular, the questions around investment intentions.  As we anticipated, the outlook for capital spending on plant & machinery weakened significantly in this survey, falling to its lowest level since July 2009.  All three of our key sub-sectors, Transport Equipment, Machinery and Metal Products saw a significant

Last week we released our new forecasts for the UK market at our annual seminar.  We have now updated the presentations from that event with notes taken during the seminar and members can download the annotated version from the MTA web-site at https://www.mta.org.uk/members-area/mta-forecast-documents;  as this is a valuable member service, you will need your user name and password to access this page.  As this is writte

European Industrial Production, August 2018:  The latest data from Eurostat shows that total industrial production in the Euro-zone increased by +1.0% compared to July and was +0.9% higher than in August 2017;  for the EU28 as a whole, the equivalent figures were +0.8% and +1.2% respectively.  Note that total industrial production includes manufacturing along with the extraction and utilities industries.

Following the success of our first event earlier this year, we are holding a second half-day workshop, delivered by Business Psychologist, Alan Bradshaw, which explores the management of common health problems and introduces a new, evidence-based approach called the ‘Health Work Toolbox'

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We released our new forecasts for the UK machine tool and cutting tool market at the Forecast Seminar held yesterday at member company, Iscar Tools Ltd.  Delegates heard Adrian Cooper, CEO and Chief Economist at Oxford Economics (OE) paint a picture of a global economy that is still growing, albeit at a slower pace than in 2017, in the face of a range of issues including increased protectionism, the Chinese Government’s attempts to re-balance its economy, over-valued equity markets, rising...

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a small fall in total manufacturing output for August;  however, we prefer to focus on the 3-month rolling trend which shows output in the latest 3 months (June, July and August) grew by +0.8% compared to the 3 months (March, April  and May), with growth of +1.5% compared to the same months last year (June, July and August 2017).  This was largely due to good months in June and July which is a theme we will return to when...

Every year BSI and its partners offer young engineers the chance to take part in the IEC Young Professionals Programme, all-expenses paid.

The Programme brings together the world's upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers and provides them with opportunities to shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in the field of electrotechnology.

Future Engineering Ireland will take place on 17th January 2019 as part of the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, at Citywest in Dublin.

This one-day event will see over 4000 people from across Ireland’s manufacturing sector descend on Dublin. The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition has been running for a number of years, but for the first time the show is having a dedicated area for manufacturing technologies.

The MTA Business Survey for September has been running since the start of the week;  this is one of our slightly longer quarterly surveys, but we hope that this won’t put you off from taking part.  The on-line form available at www.mta.org.uk/mta-business-survey-sep18.   We hope that as many MTA members as possible will take part in this survey as it provides a valuable counter-point to official data and other wider surveys - we lo

Finding skilled people is one of the greatest challenges that our members, and the rest of the engineering world, face.

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