UK factories are getting a lot less busy.
Manufacturing contracted at its fastest pace in seven years last month.
The Purchasing Mangers' Index for the sector dropped to 47.4.
That's a full point lower than forecast in a Reuters poll of economists.
It's also way below the 50-point line that divides growth and contraction.
Experts say it's partly a hangover from the stockpiling boom in the early months of the year.
Firms had stocked up ahead of the original March deadline for Brexit.
Since then they've been running down those inventories.
A global slowdown isn't helping either.
Those factors explain why Britain's overall economy contracted in the second quarter.
Further shrinkage in the third quarter would officially mean the economy is in recession.
By the time those numbers come out in November, Brexit will - in theory at least - have happened.