Output from manufacturers dropped by 0.9%, after a 0.6% rise in September, according to the ONS. Total industrial production dropped by 1.3% in October, after falling 0.4% in September. The biggest fall in overall production since August 2013 was “broad-based across the sector”, the ONS said. The biggest downward pressure came from the pharmaceutical industry, which saw a 3.6% drop. As for total industrial production, the largest fall in output came from oil and gas, which shrank by 10.8%. “The increase can largely be attributed to continued maintenance to the Buzzard oilfield in the North Sea,” the ONS said