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🎉 Numbers don't lie, the UK's the 9th largest manufacturing country in the world

Manufacturing Mondays
Manufacturing Mondays
Our annual UK Manufacturing: The Facts 2022 is being published this week and in this new interactive guide, you’ll find all the latest data on the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the UK economy.
In short, we make lots in the UK, which is incredibly important, and in many cases, it is shared across the world.
🆘 So we need your help sharing the message.
Tweet a stat that grabs your attention from the interactive guide - tag @MakeUKCampaigns and add #BackingManufacturing.
With all the talk about how we level up and deliver shared prosperity, let’s get the message out there that UK manufacturing is critical to the UK economy and critical to our future success.
Happy Monday!

UK Manufacturing - The Facts 2022
On Tuesday we’ll be launching our Manufacturing - The Facts 2022 - an interactive analysis of the sector. From the latest data on output, jobs, exports, and so much more, our interactive guide gives a comprehensive overview backed by data, on why UK manufacturing is so important to our economy.
Make UK: UK Manufacturing the facts 2022
Make UK: UK Manufacturing the facts 2022
Don’t believe me? I’ll let the numbers speak for themselves.
⚙ The UK manufacturing sector accounts for £183 billion worth of output.
👨‍🔧 The sector provides 2.5 million jobs, spread all across the UK.
💷 It pays 12% higher wages than the whole economy.
✈ Manufacturing exports account for 51% of the UK’s total exports.
🔬 64% of all UK business research and development is carried out in the manufacturing sector.
All of this makes the UK the 9th largest manufacturing country in the world! And precisely why we always say our manufacturing sector has been the UK’s economic engine, and world’s workshop.
In 2022 we want to see the importance and measurable contribution of the manufacturing sector to the UK economy increase. And Government can aid manufacturers to do this by helping them to build resilient workplaces and workforces, deliver sustained stable growth, operate without borders, and transition to a net-zero economy. 
Look out for the full interactive guide, out on Tuesday.
APPG for SME Housebuilders
Last week we submitted written evidence to the APPG for SME Housebuilders. In the consultation response, we highlighted the chronic shortage of construction skills and the failure to train the next generation of workers has left the sector in a precarious position.
😲 Did you know? Some 47% of UK construction workers are now over the age of 45 and around 500,000 UK born construction workers expected to retire in the next 10-15 years!
Upscaling volumetric housing could create over 50,000 new jobs across the country supporting the Government’s plan to level up. But it’s not only about jobs, the need to scale up the delivery of new homes and apartments in the UK is urgent but the target to deliver such high volumes of new homes will be unachievable if we continue to rely solely upon traditional methods of construction. 
Modular is already leading the way in developing some of the best designs, using cutting edge technology to produce the most sustainable homes and developments, crucially, and this can be achieved in half the time of traditional building techniques. It is estimated that advanced modular construction could provide capacity for the construction of 75,000 additional new homes by the end of the decade.
Thread of the week
In this thread, Sky’s Economics & Data Editor Ed Conway unpicks the challenge that the UK manufacturing sector and the Government faces as we move towards electric vehicles.
⚠ His analysis finds that even if the new BritishVolt and Nissan factories were working at maximum capacity, the UK would still have less than half the battery production it needs by 2030 (!).
There is no simple solution to this, and scaling up will take time. But there are certainly a growing number of reasons why a national manufacturing plan may be one. For all the talk about ambitions, missions, and where we’d like our economy to be, we need to actually get there. A national manufacturing plan could help pave the way, providing the missing ‘how’ to meeting these ambitions.
Have a read and tell us what you think…
Ed Conway on Twitter:
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💷 Missed our webinar w/@RSMUK on Cash, Credit and Continuance - The state of liquidity in the manufacturing sector?

Catch up now and hear from experts at @MakeUK_ and @RSMUK chaired by @thetimes Economics correspondent @ArthiNachiappan.
https://t.co/Q6Y43TaCgF
It's back! Make UK's National Manufacturing Conference 2022
Finally, we are delighted that our National Manufacturing Conference is back this year! Steph McGovern will be hosting our conference, and this year’s theme is all about Making Our Future.
🎤 Hear from inspiring keynote speakers
👊 Reconnect and network with peers in the manufacturing sector
💡 Join breakout sessions
Book your ticket today ⬇️
Make UK National Manufacturing Conference 2022
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Copy editor: Bhavina Bharkhada, Make UK Head of Policy & Campaigns
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