PRESS RELEASE – QUARTERLY REVIEW – SEPTEMBER 2018

Scottish Engineering’s review of the manufacturing engineering sector shows overall a continuing positive quarter for the third time in 2018, albeit with some declining indicators also evident.  Order intake, exports and optimism all remain positive at less than 5% above even, whilst staffing numbers and capital investment show double digit positive indicators.

Scottish Engineering’s Chief Executive Paul Sheerin stated:  “With clarity on our future trading relationships as a result of Brexit still no clearer, maybe it’s time to turn our attention to a subject that can add a helpful direction for our industry.  The much-discussed productivity puzzle is a complex challenge, but effort in understanding the relevant factors for each business will aid competitiveness and, therefore, makes it a topic actually worth discussing.”

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