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UK is quickly escaping the mild recession

14:16, 25th January 2024
Justin Waite
Taking Stock

UK is quickly escaping the mild recession

Taking Stock on Thurday 25th January 2024

The PMI survey showed that the UK economy’s all-important services sector recorded another month of expansion, taking it to an eight-month high of 53.8.

Respondents in the service sector noted improved confidence among clients while some noted “a turnaround in demand due to lower borrowing costs”.

The manufacturing sector also saw an improvement taking it to a 9-month high of 47.3, although it remained in contraction.

Chris Williamson, chief business economist at S&P Global Market Intelligence said the survey marks “a promising start to the year” while Gabriella Dickens, senior UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said “the economy is quickly escaping the mild recession that it went into in the second half of last year”.

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