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Category Archives: industrial production

Surprise 2% increase in industrial output

Industrial output in the UK increased by 2.0% between February and March and also rose by 2.0% on the year to March 2010. This compares to analysts’ forecasts of a rise of around 0.3-0.4%. In fact, the Office for National Statistics had estimated that production would rise by 0.7% when they initially announced the GDP growth figures for the first … Continue reading

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Recession has ended, but only just.

Surprising figures just released by the ONS show that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared with a decrease of 0.2% in the third quarter. This was put down to growth in both services and production.   However, this figure was quite surprising as most commentators were expecting a larger rise, even up … Continue reading

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Inflation down and production up in EU

Inflation in the sixteen countries making up the Euro area was -0.1% in June, which was down from 0.0% in May. Twelve months ago the inflation rate stood at 4.0%. In the wider EU27 annual inflation was 0.6% in June 2009, which was down from 0.8% in May. Twelve months earlier the figure was 4.3%.   There is still a … Continue reading

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