Manufacturing

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Wade of Chorlton Lord Wade of Chorlton Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What has been the growth in manufacturing industry, by region, in each of the past 36 months for which figures are available.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

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 %
D Manufacturing North East 2003 5,931
2004 6,664 12.36
2005 6,391 -4.10
North West 2003 18,381
2004 19,385 5.46
2005 19,273 -0.58
Yorkshire and The Humber 2003 13,134
2004 13,996 6.56
2005 14,114 0.84
East Midlands 2003 13,114
2004 13,692 4.41
2005 13,177 -3.76
West Midlands 2003 14,684
2004 14,922 1.62
2005 14,494 -2.87
East of England 2003 12,815
2004 12,674 -1.10
2005 13,295 4.90
London 2003 12,002
2004 11,977 -0.21
2005 12,394 3.48
South East 2003 19,031
2004 18,896 -0.71
2005 18,669 -1.20
South West 2003 11,135
2004 11,727 5.32
2005 11,702 -0.21
England 2003 120,228
2004 123,932 3.08
2005 123,511 -0.34
Wales 2003 6,166
2004 7,109 15.29
2005 6,855 -3.57
Scotland 2003 11,334
2004 12,248 8.06
2005 11,357 -7.27
Great Britain 2003 137,728
2004 143,288 4.04
2005 141,723 -1.09
Northern Ireland 2003 3,919
2004 3,959 1.02
2005 4,121 4.09
United Kingdom 2003 141,647
2004 147,248 3.95
2005 145,844 -0.95

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