Brocker.Org: BOE: The effect of weaker GBP on input costs has been eased


The Bank of England (BOE) published its latest Agents’ Summary of Business Conditions report, noting that UK economy has continued to grow moderately.

Key Highlights:

“Moderate underlying growth in activity had continued overall. Annual sales growth in volume terms had continued to slow. Export volume growth had continued to increase, supported by the lower sterling exchange rate and stronger world growth.

Investment intentions had strengthened a little further, including investment in technology and to support increased export demand. However, heightened uncertainty remained a drag on some businesses’ willingness to invest.

The direct impact of the fall in sterling on cost inflation for manufacturers’ raw materials had eased, but increased costs continued to pass through supply chains into retail prices.”