Economic Indicators 

Next week's economics: 2-6 April

Chris Dillow

Chris Dillow
Next week's economics: 2-6 April

Purchasing managers surveys next week might tell us that UK growth is slowing slightly. This might be most evident in manufacturing, where growth could slow to a nine-month low, although it should remain decent. Construction, however, is likely to be weak, with managers citing political uncertainty and rising costs as constraints upon growth. Services growth, on the other hand, is likely to remain steady. Overall, the reports will be consistent with GDP growth in the first quarter of 0.3-0.4 per cent.

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