The United Kingdom industrial production for December rose to 0.5% from 0.4% which beat the expected 0.2% while on the year improved to -3.6% from the revised prior reading of -5.7% from -6.0%, as it was projected to come in at -4.1%.

Also released was manufacturing production for same monthly period at 0.9% revised upwards to 0.2% from a null reading which is better than the forecasted reading of 0.3%, on the year, the index climbed to -1.9% from the revised previous reading of -4.9% from -5.4%, which also surpassed the estimated reading of -3.0%.