WhiletheUKindustrialrecoveryisstillfairlyhealthy,saidVikkiRedwoodatCapitalEconomics,itseemstohavelostabitofpace。

Furthermore,manufacturingactivitywillbepressurisedovercomingmonthsbystockrebuildingwindingdown,tighterfiscalpolicyweighingondomesticdemandandslowerglobalgrowthhittingforeigndemandforUKproducts,saidHowardArcheratIHSGlobalInsight。

Inputpricerisesarehavinganimpactheretoo。

Octoberfactorygatecostsclimbed2。

1%。

EventheBankofEngland,whichhasconsistently–andwrongly–forecastlowerinflation,isnowhedgingitsbets。

ItsquarterlyInflationReportadmitsnear-terminflationisexpectedtoreturnto3。

5%,withlonger-termprospectshighlyuncertain。

ThebanksMonetaryPolicyCommitteeisreadytorespondineitherdirection。

Thatsbank-speakfornomorequantitativeeasingfornow–anddontcountoninterestratesstayingwheretheyare。

Theoneareaoftheeconomyclearlynotsufferingfromrisingpricesishousing。

TheRoyalInstitutionofCharteredSurveyorsOctoberreportsawanetbalanceof49%ofsurveyorsreportingfallinghouseprices,theworstsinceApril2009。

BrianJacksonofEllisSonsinSouthportsummeditup:afeelingofdoomandgloomnowprevails。

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