Manufacturing growth slows

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BRITISH manufacturing growth slowed in August in month-on-month terms, official data showed yesterday, adding to signs of a cooling in the country’s economic recovery.

Output for manufacturing rose a monthly 0.1 per cent in August, down from growth of 0.3 per cent in July and in line with a consensus forecast in a poll of economists.

The Office for National Statistics attributed some of the slowdown to carmakers halting production lines for longer than usual for maintenance. The less volatile measure of manufacturing in the three months to August was unchanged.