The indicator is expected to fall to 52.6 points in December from 53.1 points a month earlier. The index gives an idea of the state of affairs in the industrial sector. It is built on the basis of a survey of managers of the largest enterprises in this sector. Values above 50 indicate the growth of production and strengthen GBP. Values below 50 on the contrary indicate the reduction of growth rate and weaken GBP.
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