The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, National Statistician, to Lord Wade of Chorlton, dated May 2008.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on the growth in manufacturing industry, by region, in each of the past 36 months for which figures are available. (HL3331)
Measurement of growth in manufacturing industry at a regional level is only published by ONS on an annual basis. These statistics are available from ONS' Annual Business Inquiry. The latest regional results are for 2005; 2006 figures will be published in August 2008. The attached table shows gross value added for manufacturing by nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS1) regions for 2003, 2004, 2005 and the growth rates.
The ONS measure of growth is gross value added at basic prices. [Gross value added (GVA) represents the amount that individual businesses, industries or sectors contribute to the economy. Broadly, this is measured by the income generated by the business, industry or sector less their intermediate consumption of goods and services used up in order to produce their output.]
|Standard Industrial Classification (Revised 1992) Section Subsection Division Group||Description||Government Office Region||Year||Gross value added at basic prices (£ thousand)||Growth %|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||2003||13,134|
|East of England||2003||12,815|