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The total value of construction contracts awarded in the UK in 2018 was £61.6 billion, representing a decrease of 13.1% on the previous year. Read more

According to a report from ABI Research, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are making their way into mines and construction sites. Read more

At the 13th annual European Bioplastics Conference, held in Berlin on 5 December, the association presented its annual market update which confirmed the global bioplastics industry was still on a stable growth path. Read more

According to figures released by Eurostat yesterday, industrial production in the Eurozone picked up in October compared to the previous month's slump. Read more

With the end of the year in sight, it's interesting to look back and review what has been new in the world of printed electronics in the last 12 months. Read more

This year, Epicor delivered its second Global Growth Index, and discovered that around the globe, manufacturing businesses are showing healthy signs of growth. Read more

The skills shortage in UK manufacturing is causing uncertainty around the future of the industry, new research from the Professional Division of Miele has found. Read more

The Polish economy is the eighth largest in the EU and the biggest among the former Soviet states. Its nominal GDP is $571.320 million in 2017, the 23rd largest in the world, making a nominal GDP per capita of $15,050. Read more

It’s been a year of ‘firsts’ for the approval of novel classes of drug in Europe, Sarah Houlton reports. Read more

It may surprise some, but Poland's furniture assembly lines have made the country a production powerhouse, the fourth biggest manufacturer of furniture in the world. Read more

The residential and building sector accounts for more than 40% of the final energy consumption in the EU.  Energy consumption, and the subsequent carbon dioxide emissions, grow as this sector expands. Read more

A joint study from industry analysts Barbour ABI and the Construction Products Association has shown that London’s homebuilders are being outpaced by the rest of the UK. Read more

The value of new UK construction contracts in July reached £4.6 billion, a 6.5 per cent increase compared to June and the first month to see growth since March. However, the two largest sectors, residential and infrastructure, continued their slump. Read more

Latest figures published in a report by ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, showed a global 17% drop in diesel sales over 2017 figures, with gasoline vehicles increasing their share by 14.6%. Read more

Last year, the market for voice-recognition technologies was estimated to be worth a staggering $6.19bn, and this is predicted to increase to $18.30bn by 2023. Read more

Thanks to the craft beer and spirits revolution, we’re now accustomed to being spoilt for choice when ordering our tipple at the bar. Read more

According to data from the Central Statistical Office (KSH), in June 2018, Hungary’s industrial output grew by 4.2% year-on-year. Based on working day-adjusted data, production rose by 3.1%. Read more

Wyelands Bank has commissioned some new research on the UK’s iron and steel exports. It reveals that Pakistan, Turkey and India are the UK’s fastest growing export partners for iron and steel. Read more

5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G), says the optimist, will revolutionise our life as the 3G/4G systems did. Read more

With the Farnborough airshow in full swing, timely new research commissioned by Wyelands Bank has revealed that aerospace is the UK’s second fastest growing export sector. Exports are expected to grow at 3.7 per cent each year to 2021. Read more


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