Commenting on the manufacturing output figures for September, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  

 

“Manufacturing output rose much more than expected in September, but this comes after a very large drop in August. Longer-term comparisons still show big falls in output compared with a year ago.    

“It is possible that following these figures, the ONS may revise its initial third quarter GDP estimate upwards. There is no room for complacency, and it remains critically important to bring the recession to an end as soon as possible. The Monetary Policy Committee and the Government must regard this as their main priority.”