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U.K. Industry Barely Grew in June as Trade Drags on Growth

  • Production gains 0.1% as manufacturing falls for second month
  • Trade deficit widens in second quarter as imports gain
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U.K. industrial production barely grew in June as the economy lost momentum before the Brexit referendum.

Output rose 0.1 percent following a 0.6 percent drop in May, the Office for National Statistics said in London on Tuesday. Manufacturing declined for a second month. Separate figures suggested the trade deficit continued to weigh on economic growth in the second quarter.