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UK manufacturing output falls in May

UK manufacturing output fell unexpectedly in May, with the sector hit by a drop in car production, according to official figures.

Manufacturing output fell by 0.2% compared with April, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Car production fell by 4.4%, the ONS said, the biggest fall since February last year

Separate data from the ONS showed that the UK’s trade deficit widened in May.

Source: business

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