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THE STATE OF UK MANUFACTURING

  • The UK is currently the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world
  • Manufacturing makes up 54% of UK exports and directly employs 2.6 million people
  • Despite the decline since the 1970s, when manufacturing contributed 25% of UK GDP, the firgure today of just under 12% is still significant
  • The UK manufacturing sector has seen an average annual productivity increase of 3.6% - 2.5 times greater than the UK economy as a whole
  • While the contribution of manufacturing to GDP has declined on paper, many of the services provided to manufacturers that would have once been considered part of manufacturing are now allocated to other sectors. However, the contributions from those services are directly reliant on manufacturing for continued business and so the UK manufacturing sector remains extremely important
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BRITISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

  • 100,000+ direct jobs in UK aerospace and supports 120,000 indirect jopbs
  • Revenue: £12.4 billion (?)
  • 75% of turnoever to export markets
  • 17% global market share
  • The UK ranks second globally in aerospace manufacturing
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BRITISH AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

  • £6 billion investment in past two years
  • Two out of the top 10 selling cars for 2013, the Vauxhall Astra (4th) and the Nissan Qashqai (6th), were made in the UK, while ford Fiesta was the UK's best selling car
  • 1.58 million vechiles (81% exported) and 2.5 million engines (62% exported) made in the UK last year
  • 2.350 automotive suppliers in UK, employing 82,000 people
  • Typically £55 billion turnoever
  • 720,000 employeed across automotive industry with 140,000 directly employed in manufacturing
  • In the half-year from January to June 2014, the UK based car industry had its best year in new car sales for 9 years. 1.28 million new cars were sold during the period, a rise of 10% compared to the same period in 2013
  • BMW builds Minis in Oxfordshire
  • Honda builds the Civic, CRV and Jazz in Swindon
  • Toyota builds the Auris and Avensis in Derbyshire
  • Nissan builds the Juke, Qashqai, Note and Leaf at its Sunderland plant (even exporting cars back to Japan)
  • Norforlk-based Lotus is Malaysian owned, while Aston Martin in Gaydon, Warwickshire, is owned by two Kuwaiti companies
  • Bentley Motos in Crew is owned by Volkswagen
  • Rolls-royce at Goodwood is owned by BMW
  • Jaguar Land Rover in the West Midlands and in Liverpool is owned by the Tata Motor Company of India
  • MG Motors at Longbridge, Birmingham, is owned by SAIC of China
  • Vauxhall Motors is part of US Firm General Motors, and builds Astras at Ellesmere Port and the Vivaro van in Luton
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BRITISH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

  • £60 billion Revenue in 2012
  • 600,000 people currently employed in the industry
  • Average employee cost of £42,000 per head
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industries add £20 million per day to UK balance trade
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BRITISH CONSTRUTION INDUSTRY

  • 1 in 14 of UK workforce employed in constrution - nearly 2 million people
  •  Provides 88,000 new job opportunities yearly
  • Employs just under 200,000 women in the sector
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BRITISH DEFENCE INDUSTRY

  • £35 billion annual UK turnover
  • UK is the world's second biggest defence exporter, behind USA
  • Employs 300,000 overall in the UK
  • 9,000 defence companies in the UK
  • Defence accounts for 10% of UK manufacturing
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BRITISH ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

  • Worth £78 billion a year
  • Ranked 5th largest in the world in terms of production
  • Employs over 850,000 people
  • Makes up 2.9% of UK's workforce
  • In semiconductors, almost 80% of activity comes from foreign direct invesment
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BRITISH FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY

  • Turnover of £76 billion in 2012, the Uk's largest manufacturing
  • Employs 400,000 works domestically (15% of manufacturing workforce)
  • Exports over £12 billion of food and non-alcoholic drink products a uear, 77% of which go to the EU
  • Invested over £1 billion in R&D in 2011, resulting in over 8,500 new products
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BRITISH PLASTICS INDUSTRY

  • 7,500 companies in the sector
  • £19 billion turnover
  • Exports valued at £6.7 billion
  • 35% of manufactured plastics products explained
  • Employs 180,000 people
  • 2.5 million tonnes of plastics materials produced annually
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