Scottish Engineering’s Quarterly Review is a trends survey of the manufacturing engineering industry produced from information gathered from our member companies. It is distributed to all member companies, MSPs, MPs, MEPs, relevent government and university departments and the Press.
QR SEPTEMBER 2018 IS AVAILABLE NOW
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.”
NEXT QUARTERLY REVIEW IS DECEMBER 2018