This is the strongest quarter in three years but the year so far is weak. Services are making the biggest contribution but construction growing apace.
Utilities are down 6.8%, dragging overall production but manufacturing within that is up 0.9%.
The economy is still 2.5% below the pre-recession peak - so we have some way to go to catch the US and Germany.
It is the third quarter of expansion in a row for the first time since 2010 but the question is, can this pace be sustained?
Chancellor George Osborne told ITV News that the UK is on the "path to prosperity" but critics claim people aren't feeling the benefit.
The economy grew at its fastest pace for three years but the big question is can it be sustained?