FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - United Kingdom's manufacturer's order books have seen a slight improvement in June, gains the market expectations of a negative reading, while prices of manufactured goods will continue rising over the next three months, according to the latest industrial trends survey by the Confederation of British Industry.

In June, 31% of the surveyed manufacturers reported order books as above normal, while 30% reported orders below normal, which gives a balance of +1%, a sharp improvement from the -12% posted on the previous month, and much better than the 12% expected by the analysts, although still a lacklustre figure compared to the booming demand seen in the past two years.

The trend of rising prices will continue present, as 39% of the manufacturers expect to put prices up, while a 10% say they will lower prices in the next three months.