Staff and supply deficiencies have negatively affected the UK's monetary recuperation this month, as indicated by a firmly watched overview.
The IHS Markit/CIPS Composite Buying Supervisors' List (PMI) for August hit a six-month low of 55.3, tumbling from 59.2 in July.
Any perusing over 50 demonstrates development, yet the ricochet back from the pandemic is losing energy, said specialists.
CIPS bunch chief Duncan Brock said the figures were "an unmistakable admonition".
He said the "strangely enormous lull in generally speaking movement" proposed that the sped up degrees of development seen before in the late spring were "not reasonable".
"The most noticeably awful deficiencies of staff and materials on record are for the most part to fault," he added.
"In spite of Coronavirus regulation estimates facilitating to the least since the pandemic started, rising infection case numbers are discouraging many types of expenditure, prominently by shoppers, and have hit development by means of deteriorating staff and supply deficiencies," said IHS Markit business analyst Chris Williamson.
"Provider delays have ascended to a degree surpassed just a single time previously - in the underlying months of the pandemic - and the quantity of organizations revealing that yield had fallen because of staff or materials deficiencies has transcended anything at any point seen beforehand in over 20 years of overview history."
Firms have griped that self-separation prerequisites for contacts of individuals with Coronavirus have made it difficult for them to keep up with staffing levels.
Notwithstanding, those principles were dropped from 13 August for individuals who have been doubly immunized.
Kieran Tompkins, right hand financial expert at Capital Financial matters, said the most recent review showed that the recuperation was easing back more than recently suspected.
"The economy battled to acquire new energy in August, regardless of the obvious facilitating of the 'pingdemic'," he said.
This represented "a drawback hazard" to estimates that the economy would get back to its pre-pandemic level by October, he added.
In the mean time, another review showed producing yield development facilitating in the three months to August, however staying firm by chronicled principles.
Notwithstanding, stock levels debilitated to a new low for the third continuous month, as indicated by the most recent month to month CBI Modern Patterns Overview.
"Early signs from the information propose that development in action might have crested," said CBI lead market analyst Alpesh Paleja.