Turnover down

Total turnover of the engineering industries in the first quarter of 1997 averaged £7.2bn, a decrease of 3.9% on the same period last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. This was due to a fall in home turnover of 4.8% and a fall of 2.6% in export turnover.

Total turnover of the engineering industries in the first quarter of 1997 averaged £7.2bn, a decrease of 3.9% on the same period last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. This was due to a fall in home turnover of 4.8% and a fall of 2.6% in export turnover.