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Manufacturer product sales continue to grow

Manufacturers' value of sales continued to grow in 2013, continuing the recovery in values of sales seen since 2009, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The intermediate estimate of the value of UK manufacturers' product sales in 2013 was £354.5 billion, a 3.7% increase on the final 2012 estimate of £ 342.0 billion. The ONS revealed ...
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