Manufacturing remains an essential component of the UK’s economy, representing 51% of total exports, 9.8% of economic output, and valued at £183bn (2022). Further to this, manufacturers account for 15% of total business investment into the UK, demonstrating the strength and innovation of the sector on the global stage.
The UK’s manufacturing industry is broad, with some of its biggest exports coming from Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Rubber, Plastics, and non-metallic Minerals, machinery, and food and drink.
Trends impacting the manufacturing industry include a consumer-led push towards sustainability, the automation of production process, and the need to upskill the workforce in an increasingly high-skilled workplace. Because of this, the sector is largely driven by the need for ever-increasing efficiencies and visibility as firms seek to bring their supply chains nearer to home markets to reduce the financial and environmental impact.
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