Fact Service June 2011

Issue 26

Manufacturing output revised downwards

The UK economy, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.5% in the first quarter, according to the third and latest official estimate.

Manufacturing output in the first quarter of 2011 increased by 0.7% on the previous quarter — down from the second estimate of a 1.1% increase. And the index of production (manufacturing, mining and utilities) posted a 0.1% decrease against the second estimate of a 0.2% increase.

GDP was 1.6% higher than the first quarter 2010; manufacturing output was 4.3% higher and production 2.0%.