- Haynes Publishing Group said trading conditions continue to be difficult in the US.

The group reports like-for-like sales down 6% over the previous year and 13% lower when translated to sterling.

The company said third-quarter sales of its core UK manuals was down 7% but said its year-to-date sales remain 3% ahead of last year.

It said the economic conditions remain very uncertain. However, the company said it believes there is a possibility of improvement in the second half of the year in the absence of further economic deterioration.

Haynes Publishing Group said the continuing weakness of the US dollar remains a source of concern.