UK Manufacturing productionfor Maymatched forecasts as it came in at 0.3%, higher than the revised -0.8% from -0.4%. Annually, the reading came 0.2% lower than the predicted 4.5%, yet higher than the previous 3.4% revised downwards to 3.0%.

Industrial production for the samemonth surged to 0.7% from -0.4% revised downwards to -0.7%, above estimates of 0.4%. On the year, the reading climbed to 2.6% compared with the revised 1.0% from the initial 2.1%, yetbelow estimates of 3.1%.