The recovery in the United Kingdom continues to confirm the rough patch and the heavy uncertainty ahead where the contractions continue to be seen and the activity slows across the sectors.
With the start of the second quarter, the industrial production in April slumped 1.7% following a revised rise of 0.2% from 0.3% and much below the expected steady reading. On the year production dropped 1.2% from 0.1% revised from 0.7% and below 1.3% expected.
Manufacturing production also slumped 1.5% following 0.2% rise and below the expected -0.1%. On the year production rose 1.3% from 2.2% revised from the previous 2.7% and below the expected 3.4%.