Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
The decline was driven by almost all components of the index, with production and orders amid uncertainty and manufacturers struggling to find production inputs as bank closures affected normal business activities.