European Defence Industry Fighting Back From Pandemic Low

The European defence industry is making a strong recovery from the effects of the pandemic as worker activity reaches its highest level since the outbreak began. On-site staffing across defence manufacturers has reached over 70 percent of pre-Covid 19 figures, and continues to rise ahead of the wider European industrial sector.

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During the first lockdown, activity in the industry slumped to just 10 per cent of normal levels has since climbed steadily towards recovery. This comes in contrast to other sectors – especially consumer – which remain suppressed. Validated by reports of better-than-expected manufacturing productivity from Eurostat, this strong performance is an example of good news in an otherwise challenged environment.

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