“MTA’s Forecast Seminar created a huge interest amongst members, attracting more than 100 attendees. Manufacturing Technologies showed strong growth in 2011, and 2012 will consolidate those levels, confirming what our members see on the ground”
Graham Dewhurst, MTA Director General.
Globally manufacturing output is expected to see a growth rate of around 4% in 2012.
The forecast for manufacturing output in the UK is more modest, but still predicts positive growth with the investment goods sector expected to be the strongest element.
Graph: data from July 2009 to February 2011 is from the MTA Flash Survey 
Although the outlook for the UK and global economy is uncertain, there are good reasons to believe that demand for manufacturing technology equipment in the UK will continue to be strong in 2012.