READ MOREMoreover, the rate of job creation remained among the strongest in the series history.
“Despite easing slightly from November, the rate of output growth was strong in December and well above the series trend. Anecdotal evidence attributed the latest upturn to greater new order volumes and increased client demand,” Markit said.
Markit's PMI for manufacturing stood at 53.8 in December, slightly down from 54.0 in November. "The headline figure was solid overall and among the strongest seen in 11 years," Markit commented. ■