If manufacturing output in the UK, excluding oil and mining, in 2005 is 100 what value do think output was in 1990? In 1980?
The answers are:
a) In 1990 the output index was 93.3
b) In 1980 the output index was 77.2
Clearly rumours of the death of our manufacturing ability are exaggerated
These values were taken from the Governments own statistics that as you can see here.