20 December 2001, 12:52  UK Q3 final GDP up 0.5 pct from Q2; up 2.2 pct yr-on-yr

LONDON (AFX) - UK third-quarter GDP -- at constant 1995 market prices -- rose 0.5 pct from the second quarter, for a 2.2 pct year-on-year increase, National Statistics said. This compared with provisional estimates which showed GDP rising 0.5 pct on the quarter and 2.1 pct year-on-year. The GDP deflator is estimated to have fallen to 0.4 pct from 0.5 pct in the previous quarter. Output of the production industries was revised to a fall of 0.8 pct on the quarter from a 0.6 pct decline previously for a 3.1 pct year-on-year dip from a 2.9 pct fall previously. Quarterly service sector growth was at 0.6 pct, while the year-on-year growth rate rose to 3.6 pct, said NS.

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