In figures: UK's economy growth fastest since 2010

The UK economy grew at its fastest pace for three years in the third quarter as GDP rose by 0.8%.

Here is a closer look at today's figures:

  • It was the third successive period of improving output.
  • The 0.8% GDP rise is the best performance since the second quarter of 2010.
  • The figures saw all sectors of the economy grow, including a 2.5% surge in construction - a sector bolstered by the Help to Buy initiative.
  • Overall GDP was 1.5% ahead of the same period last year.
  • However, the economy remains 2.5% off its pre-recession peak at the start of 2008 and construction remains 12.5% of its pre-crisis peak.
  • Production grew by 0.5% and manufacturing by 0.9%.

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Economy grows by 0.8%

The economy has grown grew by 0.8% between June and September, the fastest pace in three years. Services provided the biggest boost but the utility sector fell 6.8%.