U.K. Manufacturing Output Falls Unexpectedly in May

Jul 09, 2014

LONDON—U.K. factory output fell unexpectedly on the month in May, due to a broad-based decline, official data showed Tuesday.

The Office for National Statistics said the monthly falls in the U.K.'s industrial sector aren't a sign of weakness in the economy. However, it is likely the drop suggests a slowdown in the pace of growth among manufacturers in the second quarter of the year.

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