Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank England and Wales regional PMI

14 October 2013

Strong business activity growth rates maintained across English regions and Wales in September.

  • Combined business activity of the English regions rose strongly in September
  • Wales records strongest business output expansion for four years while London leads the English regions
  • Employment increases across Wales and all nine English regions

The combined business activity of the English regions continued to increase strongly in September, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) and a similar pattern was seen in Wales, where the rate of growth in activity reached a four-year high.

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