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PMI, UK and Euro-zone, February 2019:  The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK manufacturing sector published this morning showed a small fall from the January number but, with a reading of 52.0 is still significantly above the crucial 50 level that marks the boundary between expansion (above 50) and contraction (below 50).  Crucially, however, this is largely driven by the fastest ever recorded expansion in stocks of inputs as companies look to shield themselves from

Our Spring Update presentation this year will be held on Tuesday 30th April at the premises of Fanuc UK in Coventry.  As in the past couple of years, Andy Goodwin from Oxford Economics will give an overview of the economic situation - with a bit of luck, this will be a little clearer as we will have passed the date for Brexit and we should know what this looks like - and Geoff Noon (MTA) will talk delegates through the outlook for the manufacturing and engineering industries.  The

Following the success of our first ever UK Pavilion at Metalloobrabotka last year, the MTA are returning to Moscow this May with a similar size pavilion.

The pavilion will host a number of MTA members as well as the MTA stand with events planned for during the week. The event will be supported by the MTA’s Russian office with James Fudge and Igor Bazhenov working on the event.

We will be closing the January edition of the MTA Business Survey on Monday, so there is just time to get your return back to us if you have not done so already.  The on-line form at is still open and, with thanks to those who have replied, we look forward to hearing from you.

The British Embassy in Colombia, through the Prosperity Fund and the Department for International Trade, are organizing the following events in a Manchester & Birmingham: seminar on Trade & Investment Opportunities in Colombia; a workshop on how to identify and work with commercial partners in Colombia; and a networking reception.  

The January edition of the MTA Business Survey is still open at - with thanks to those who have replied, we would encourage all members to take a couple of minutes to let us have your input so we can get as complete a picture of the business situation as possible. 

The MTA Business Survey for January is underway and we would encourage all members to take a couple of moments to respond.  While we are in a period of uncertainty, it is more important than ever that we have an overview of the business situation in our sector.  The on-line form available at and we look forward to receiving your responses.

Hosted by some of the most knowledgeable and renowned professionals in their respective fields, Croner’s.

Webinar & E-Learning sessions cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised training sessions including relevant legislation and key case law.

Understanding the Law on Foreign Workers

• Who has automatic rights to work in the UK?

• Sponsoring migrant workers

• What checks are you required to do?

The CECIMO Toolbox has been extensively re-imagined and the latest edition is dated to reflect the data period that it covers.

The various data series that are reported have been grouped into sections which are titled Historical Data, Demand, Investment, Business Climate and General Indicators.  These are intended to guide the user through the various data series and point to the parts of the business that each section mostly reflects.

PMI, UK and Euro-zone, December 2018:  The UK manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) improved again to stand at 54.2 at the end of 2018;  this was the highest reading in the 2nd half of the year, although the quarterly average was the weakest since Q3-2016 because of the low (but still positive) PMI in October.  The improvement in December was mainly driven by new orders and stocks of purchases with IHS Markit (the organisation that compiles the PMI) reflecting that both of these...