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Basic Facts 2019 Update

With publication of the revised data for 2017 and 2018 from the ProdCom system by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) at the end of last year, we have prepared a sheet that updates the data tables in Basic Facts that cover machine tools, cutting tools, tool/work-holding and metrology equipment.

There is an issue with the data for metrology in that the categories for this are very broad and it is difficult to match up the figures in the production series with those for exports (and imports).  As a result, the export data is much higher than for production but there is no way of resolving this conundrum.

The update sheet is attached below or can be downloaded from the MTA web-site alongside the original version of Basic Facts at https://www.mta.org.uk/policy/key-messages.