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Bank of England – Agents’ summary of business conditions – February 2014Back

Bank1The Bank of England have published their latest Agents’ summary of business conditions.

• Growth in retail sales values in the past three months on a year earlier had been little changed, though consumer services turnover growth had edged higher

• Housing market activity had continued to strengthen across the country

• Investment intentions were strengthening gradually

• Annual growth in business services turnover had been little changed

• Manufacturing output growth for the domestic market had risen further, while growth in manufactured exports values had remained steady

• Construction growth had increased a little further, following a sharp pickup through 2013

• Credit availability had continued to improve gradually across the corporate sector, including for smaller companies

• Employment intentions had increased a little, indicating expectations of modest headcount growth across the economy over the next six months. Recruitment difficulties had ticked up and were marginally above normal

• Capacity utilisation had edged higher in manufacturing on the month and, overall, was close to normal levels

• Growth in labour costs per employee had edged higher, but remained moderate

• Inflation in materials costs and imported finished goods prices had fallen in recent months

• Output price inflation had been little changed, remaining subdued. Profitability had continued to improve across manufacturing and services, though remained below normal

• Consumer price inflation had eased slightly further

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Posted by Sue Robinson on 21/02/2014