The British economy grew by 0.3 percent in May compared to a month earlier, when there was a contraction of 0.4 percent. The national statistics office reported this.
The figure corresponds to the average expectation of economists. The growth is partly due to a substantial increase in production in the British car industry. A 1.4 percent increase in production was seen for the entire industry in Great Britain. In April this was a revised minus of 2.9 percent. Production also rose in construction after a dip a month earlier.