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  • Service sector
    February 2019

    Sentiment in the service sector fell again for the third quarter in a row. Business volumes also fell, driven by the sharpest decline in activity since August 2012. Our insights on consumer, business and professional services are powered by the CBI Economics Service Sector Survey.

  • Manufacturing
    June 2019

    Manufacturing output growth picked up in the three months to April, but was well below last year’s strong rates. Expectations for the quarter ahead are very subdued, however, with no growth expected. Our insights on manufacturing are powered by the CBI Economics Industrial Trends Survey.

  • Financial Services
    June 2019

    Sentiment among financial services firms continued to fall in the quarter to June. Meanwhile, employment growth recovered after a sharp fall in the previous quarter. Our insights on Financial Services are powered by the CBI Economics Financial Services Survey with PwC.

  • Retail, wholesale and motor trades
    May 2019

    Investment intentions in retail for the year ahead deteriorated to their weakest in the survey’s history. Meanwhile, jobs were being cut at the fastest pace since October 2017. Our insights on retail, wholesale and motor trades are powered by the CBI Economics Distributive Trades Survey.



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20 August – Monthly Industrial Trends Survey

22 August – Quarterly Distributive Trades Survey

27 August – Quarterly Service Sector Survey


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