§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The information is as follows:
Index of Production (1985=100) Textiles (SIC 43) Clothing (SIC 453) May 1989 98 97 May 1990 92 98 Percentage change -5.8 +0.2 March-May 1989 99.8 97.1 March-May 1990 92.7 100.6 Percentage change -7.1 +3.6
Source: Central Statistical Office (CSO).
1. Textiles and clothing have been classified according to the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).753W
2. The Index of Production (IOP) figures are seasonally adjusted, and represent movements in output in constant price terms. The series for textiles has also been adjusted to account for stock movements.
3. Although the latest IOP figures are those for May 1990, comparisons have also been made for the latest three month period. The extra data are included, on the advice of the CSO, as a more reliable guide to underlying performance than comparisons between single months. Monthly data tend to be volatile.
4. Percentage changes have been calculated on unrounded data.