UK production output rises 0.6% in Q3 from Q2 on seasonally adjusted basis, driven by 0.9% growth in manufacturing; year-over-year, production output up 2.2%: Office for National Statistics

LONDON , November 6, 2013 (press release) –

  • Users are reminded that all figures contained within this release are seasonally adjusted estimates.
  • Production output rose by 0.6% between Q2 2013 and Q3 2013.
  • By far the largest contribution to the quarterly growth in production came from manufacturing, which increased by 0.9%. This industry showed similar growth in Q2 2013.
  • Looking at the broader picture, production output was 2.2% higher in September 2013 compared with September 2012; reflecting an 11.5% rise in mining & quarrying; 0.8% rise in manufacturing; 7.1% rise in water supply, sewerage & waste management; and 3.4% fall in electricity, gas, steam & air conditioning.
  • Production and manufacturing rose by 0.9% and 1.2% respectively between August 2013 and September 2013.
  • The main manufacturing sectors contributing to the rise between August 2013 and September 2013 were the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products & pharmaceutical preparations; the manufacture of transport equipment; and the manufacture of computer, electronic & optical products.
  • The preliminary estimate of GDP, published on 25 October 2013, contained a forecasted rise of 0.5% for production in Q3 2013. This release of data estimates that production rose by 0.6% between Q2 2013 and Q3 2013 and therefore impact on the previously published Q3 2013 GDP estimate is minimal.
  • The earliest period open for revision was July 2013.

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