U.K. GDP Contracts 0.7% in Q2


U.K. Gross Domestic Product decreased by 0.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2012. The most significant contribution to this fall came from the construction sector; there was, however, also weakness in both the production and services sectors.

Output of the production industries decreased by 1.3 per cent in Q2 2012 compared with Q1 2012, following a decrease of 0.5 per cent between Q4 2011 and Q1 2012
   
Construction sector output decreased by 5.2 per cent in Q2 2012 compared with Q1 2012, following a decrease of 4.9 per cent between Q4 2011 and Q1 2012
   
Output of the service industries decreased by 0.1 per cent in Q2 2012 compared with Q1 2012, following an increase of 0.2 per cent between Q4 2011 and Q1 2012
  
GDP in volume terms decreased by 0.8 per cent in Q2 2012, when compared with Q2 2011.


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