UK industrial production for April fell to -0.4% from 2.0% which is worse than the expected 0.4% while on the year slipped to 2.1% from the revised previous reading of 2.6% from 2.0%, the markets were anticipating 2.2%.

Manufacturing production for the same time period worsened to -0.4% from the revised preceding reading of 2.2% from 2.3%, which is lower than the projected 0.5%. On the year, it also declined to 3.4% from the revision upwards of 3.7% from 3.3%, which is worse than the forecasted 3.8%.