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Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland play catch-up

The latest Purchasing Managers’ Index surveys from the UK.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2020 1 min read

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According to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Regional PMI data, the English regions were leading the upturn in business activity in August.

The North East, South East and Yorkshire and the Humber enjoyed particularly strong – and in each case record – increases in output.

Notably, Scotland’s business activity index moved into growth territory. This was below the UK average, however, as was the case for Wales and Northern Ireland, with the latter losing momentum after strong growth in July.

Meanwhile, survey data pointed to another broad-based drop in employment as the coronavirus pandemic continued to loom over the economy.

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Royal Bank of Scotland UK Regional PMI – August 2020
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