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The Supply-Chain Logjam of Holiday Gifts Weighs In at $65 Billion

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The supply crunch that’s helped drive inflation higher is still getting worse in the U.K.

That’s among the key takeaways from Bloomberg Economics’ latest set of supply indicators. Measures for Britain’s factory prices, inventory and job vacancies all show shortages becoming more severe. The impact of the pandemic has been exacerbated by something that’s unique to the U.K.: trade frictions after the country’s exit from the European Union.