FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Manufacturing sector's activity in the United Kingdom has eased slightly in April although it remains safely into expansion levels, according to the latest Purchasing Manager's Index.

In April, PMI Manufacturing Index has edged down to 51.0, from 51.3 in March, a reading somewhat better than the 50.8 expected by market analysts, in a scale showing expansion of the sector's activity in levels above 50, and contraction in levels short of 50.

This reading will not affect next weeks BoE's monetary policy decision.