The largest contribution to the rise in GDP in the first three months of this year came from the services sector, which grew by 0.6 percent.
There was also a small upward contribution from production and especially mining and quarrying.
These upward contributions were partially offset by construction, which fell by 2.5 percent.
Official figures revealed Britain dodged a much-feared triple-dip recession with growth of 0.3% in the first three months of the year.
Today's news that a triple dip recession has been averted means very little in economic terms, but politically it is critical.
The latest GDP figures show Britain has avoided another recession, but the long-term picture is of an economy that remains resolutely flat.