UK industrial output saw its biggest monthly rise in six months in July as electricity generation increased, official figures show.
Industrial output rose by 0.5% in July after a 0.3% rise in June, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
The increase was stronger than the 0.2% average rise forecast by economists.
Separate ONS figures showed the UK goods trade deficit hit its widest level for more than two years in July.
The goods trade deficit was £10.2bn, up from £9.4bn in June, the widest monthly deficit since April 2012.
The widening came despite a small £500m increase in exports, as imports rose “more significantly”, by £1.3bn, the ONS said.
via BBC 
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