The figures show a reading of 58.0, which is up from the 55.4 reading seen in October, and was attributed to faster growth in new orders.
Commenting on the data, David Noble, chief executive officer at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, said the PMI brings "early Christmas cheer" for firms involved with the UK manufacturing sector, which includes sales recruitment organisations.
"The reported increase in purchasing activity based on strong new orders points to ongoing recovery and renewed confidence. The pickup in export markets continues to expand as customers look to replenish their inventories," he added.
According to the recent fourth quarter Manufacturing Outlook survey published by EEF, the manufacturers organisation, and BDO LLP, the state of the country's manufacturing industry and subsequent employment prospects in the sector are currently very strong.
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Source: The Sales Engineer News