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UK growth hits six-month low as Brexit looms – business live – The Guardian

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While the service sector has performed better than expected the same cannot be said for manufacturing with production falling again and ten out of thirteen sub-sectors reporting a contraction in the three months to November. Most significantly, manufacturing output has now fallen for the fifth consecutive month, the first time this has happened since the financial crisis.

In particular, coming on the back of yesterday’s announcements there was yet more bad news for motor vehicles which contracted by 2.4% in the three-months to November. The sector, which is crucial for several manufacturing sub-sectors in the country, appears to be in a very weak spot and it would appear the knock-on effects are now having significant consequences for the supply chain.

UK growth hits six-month low as Brexit looms – business live – The Guardian