UK industrial output falls unexpectedly in August
The data shows that exports increased only £100 million versus expectations of a £4 billion increase and despite hopes that a weaker pound against the US dollar would boost exports.
However, manufacturing output increased 0.2% in August on the month, but this followed a steep 0.9% drop in July.
"Manufacturing output was up slightly in August with more cars built, with limited evidence suggesting the lower pound boosted exports," ONS statistician Kate Davies said.
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