Manufacturing growth at 30-year high as UK factories capitalise on export boom

Britain’s factories are benefiting from an export boom as the weaker pound and demand from the stronger world economies leave manufacturers with the biggest order books since 1988.
Output is surging as a result making manufacturing a strong point in the UK’s relatively sluggish economy, the figures from the Confederation of British Industry indicate.
Its survey found 42pc of manufacturers increased output in the past three months while just 11pc said it was down.
And 28pc said total order books are busier than normal compared with 11pc who said orders fell on the quarter.