Output in Britain’s construction sector contracted in February to its lowest level in almost a year as Brexit anxiety continued to weigh on firms as they delayed making decisions on building projects.
More than half of Scottish manufacturers remain optimistic about the future growth of their businesses despite increasing uncertainty over trading conditions.
Manufacturers are stockpiling goods at the fastest rate since records began as they prepare for a hard Brexit and major disruption at ports, with a slowdown in the sector also expected to drag on Britain’s economic growth.
Scottish manufacturers have the weakest outlook for more than three years as they anticipate their order books shrinking in the coming months.
A “year of transition” after being acquired by a South African company saw Dundee manufacturer Rockwell Solutions record a loss in 2018.
Plans are being put in place to grow Caithness Glass’s Perthshire operation after a switch of ownership at its parent company.
Dundee-headquartered Pryme Group has opened a purpose built facility in North Shields after investment totalling £10 million.
Dundee has lost 5% of its manufacturing employers while business numbers have grown across the rest of Scotland, new figures reveal.
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Wary Scottish manufacturers are planning to reduce investments on buildings and machinery in the coming year due to the uncertain economic and political climate.