U.K. manufacturing and construction shrank in January, pointing to a loss of economic momentum in the first quarter.
Factory output fell 0.9 percent from December, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday. Total industrial production declined 0.4 percent. Building firms cut output by 0.4 percent.
The figures follow a strong end to 2016, and there is little evidence of a dramatic slowdown as Brexit talks loom, with the falling pound continuing to underpin exports.
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