UK rubber sector upbeat despite production decline

Colchester, UK – The UK rubber manufacturing sector has seen a sharp decline in output, recently issued data from the Office of National Statistics shows.

The value of gross production by the industry fell 18% year-on-year in 2017, to £1.95 billion (€2.23 billion), according to ONS figures published last November.

Reviewing the figures, the British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association (BRPPA), however, saw positive underlying trends.

“Gross value-added, which is the indicator of the real value of the industry – went up a little,” reported BRPPA director John…

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