MTA reports sustained growth in manufacturing

July saw levels of orders and sales in the manufacturing technology sector broadly maintained, according to the latest survey from the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA).

This month the value of order intake fell slightly, although the cumulative trend remains high.

Invoiced sales increased in comparison with the June figures, with the majority of respondents reporting a rise in sales − taking the cumulative trend to its highest level for four months.

July saw the first positive balance for jobs, although the majority of respondents reported no change in their employee numbers.