The UK's industrial production for March rose to 2.0% from the revised prior reading of 0.9% from 1.0%, and higher than the projected 0.3%. On the year it also improved to 2.0% from the revised prior reading of -0.3% from 2.0%, beating the projected 0.6%.

Manufacturing production for March was also released at 2.3% from the upwards revision of 1.4% from 1.3% as the markets were projecting 0.4%, while on the year it also surged to 3.3% from the revised previous reading of 1.3% from 1.4%, surpassing the estimated 1.6%.