Economic growth in the UK during the second quarter of the year has been revised up to 0.7% by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The initial estimate, released in July, suggested gross domestic product (GDP) – the UK’s economic output – had risen by 0.6% from the previous quarter.
The ONS said the revision reflected small upward adjustments to the estimated output of several industries.
The data also showed that export demand played a major role in driving growth.
Compared with a year ago, GDP in the three months to June was 1.5% higher.
The latest revision adds to evidence that the UK economic recovery may finally be gaining momentum after almost four years of stagnation since the 2008-09 recession ended.
The 0.7% rate matches the pace recorded during the third quarter of 2012, when the economy was buoyed by the London Olympics, which was itself the fastest growth rate since 2010.
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