The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) results were released at a breakfast briefing this morning (December 15th) in Elliot House.
The QES shows a small softening in the performance of Greater Manchester businesses at the end of 2017. Whilst this is caused by slightly lower growth in the manufacturing sector than expected, as well as lower profitability expectations and fewer firms operating at capacity, most measures in the survey are relatively stable. This has led to the Manchester Index™ falling in Q4 2017 from 30.3 in the previous quarter to 27.7.
If you couldn’t make this morning's briefing, you can read a summary of the results here.
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