For manufacturers across the globe 2019 proved to be a challenging year, fuelled by uncertainty within the market.
In particular, the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, where the imposition of tariffs has significantly impacted trade flows, in addition to the ambiguity surrounding the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, have weighed heavily on the manufacturing sector. While many issues surrounding these matters remain unresolved, the signing of a partial trade deal between the US and China, along with Britain officially exiting the EU, both of which occurred in January 2020, made for a positive start to 2020.

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