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U.K. Export Surge Drives Economy to 10th Quarter of Growth

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U.K. exports picked up in the second quarter, helping trade contribute to the economic expansion by the most in four years.

Exports rose 3.9 percent from the previous three months, while imports gained just 0.6 percent. Gross domestic product increased 0.7 percent in the period, including a 1 percentage-point addition from net trade, the Office for National Statistics said in London on Friday.