NEW client wins contributed to a rise in output for Yorkshire firms, a report says today .
Figures from the Lloyds TSB Yorkshire & Humber PMI report said new business volumes also rose during September following a decline in August.
However, employment fell “modestly” last month, although at the slowest pace since June.
The headline Lloyds TSB Yorkshire & Humber Business Activity Index, which measures the combined output of the region’s manufacturing and service sectors, stood at 53.5 last month against 49.5 in August.
The survey said output growth in September was the fastest for five months.
The overall increase in output was largely focused on manufacturing as service providers reported a further fall in activity. Private sector employment in the region fell for the fourth consecutive month.
Firms reported a further rise in costs last month, although input price inflation eased from August to the slowest in 21 months.
Manufacturers generally passed on increased costs to clients by raising their prices during the period.