Deloitte chief economist GDP figures comment
24 August 2017
Commenting on the latest GDP figures, published this morning by the Office for National Statistics, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:
“The post-referendum drop in the pound has knocked consumer spending and hit growth. UK exporters are upbeat, but this has yet to translate into stronger export volumes.
“Over the next 18 months the UK will likely see subpar growth, but exports and manufacturing can help offset the headwinds from a weaker consumer.”
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