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GDP: A recovery made in Britain

28 July 2015

Commenting on the Office for National Statistics’ estimate of UK gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2015, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:

“The UK recovery is back on track after a lacklustre start to the year. A rebound in business services, utility output and mining contributed to the bounce back in growth.

“This recovery is made in Britain with rising incomes and low inflation buoying consumer spending.

“By contrast faced with a rising pound, up 20% from its 2013 lows, today’s data show the manufacturing recovery has lost momentum in recent months.”

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Mark Smith
Deloitte LLP
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