Thank you to the 405 SME businesses who contributed this quarter - each and every response helps to build an accurate picture of the UK's manufacturing industry.
Q2 2021 NATIONAL REPORT
Reporting on July, August, and September 2021 - surveyed in October 2021
What does this quarter's report reveal?
Encouragingly, for the first time in over a year, the percentage of respondents trading at increased levels is higher than the percentage who reported reduced trade (when compared to their pre-covid position). However, supply chain issues are still impacting SME manufacturers. These challenges, alongside problems retaining and recruiting staff, are affecting their ability to meet heightened demand.
The full report can be accessed below...