British Manufacturing Rises In June

British manufacturing output climbed in June, official data showed on Aug. 7, but at a slower pace than had been forecast by analysts. The Office for National Statistics revealed that manufacturing output, which excludes energy and mineral extraction, rose by 0.1% in June, from an upwardly revised 0.6% in May. Analysts' consensus forecast had been for a rise of 0.3% in June.

On a 12-month basis, output was 0.9% higher in June.

British manufacturing output accounts for 14.7% of overall economic activity.

The statistics office said there were small rises in output by a number of industries in June, though these were largely offset by a 1.3% decrease in the chemicals and man-made fibers industries.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2006

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