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] NATIONAL STATISTICS gdp 21 October 2005 GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE - 3RD QUARTER 2005
Coverage United Kingdom Theme The Economy
The preliminary estimate shows that the chained volume measure of gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2005 compared with the previous quarter. This is the same growth as for gross value added.
The volume of output in the production industries is estimated to have decreased by 0.6 per cent this quarter. Manufacturing output has increased by 0.4 per cent. Mining and quarrying decreased by 6.8 per cent and electricity, gas and water supply decreased by 1.8 per cent.
Output of the service industries is estimated to have increased by 0.6 per cent this quarter.
Distribution, hotels and restaurants
Output within distribution, hotels and restaurants increased by 0.2 per cent on the previous quarter. Retail and wholesale increased. There was a decrease in hotels and restaurants and motor trades.
Transport, storage and communication
Output within transport, storage and communication increased by 0.5. There was increased output within land transport, water transport, transport support and post and telecommunications.
Business services and finance
Output of business services and finance increased by 0.7 per cent on the previous quarter. There was increased output from business services and banking.
Government and other services
Output within government and other services increased by 0.7 per cent on the previous quarter. The strongest growth is within recreation and sewage and refuse. …