The UK economy expanded by 0.2% in the three months to the end of May driven by strong growth in the services sector, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
In its latest growth report, the ONS said UK GDP had moved higher in the three months to May, having flatlined in the three months to April period and growing just 0.1% in the first quarter of 2018 overall.
The report is the first time the ONS has calculated UK GDP via a monthly indicator and a rolling three-month figure, having previously only published growth data every three months.
Services was the only positive contributor to GDP growth, growing by 0.34% percentage points, as agriculture held at 0% growth, and production and construction sectors shrunk by around 1% each.
The ONS said growth in the services industry was driven by wholesale and retail, amid a "period of good weather".
Meanwhile, it said the slowdown in production was driven by "weak manufacturing", which in the three months to May of shrunk by 1.2%, contributing -0.12% percentage points to headline GDP, in the third consecutive fall for the sector.
In the wake of the announcement, sterling was up by around 0.2% against the euro and Japanese yen, while it fell by just under 1% against the dollar, as of 10.30am.
Head of national accounts at the ONS Rob Kent-Smith said: "The first of our new rolling estimates of GDP shows a mixed picture of the UK economy with modest growth driven by the services sector, partly offset by falling construction and industrial output.
"Retailing, computer programming and legal services all performed strongly in the three months to May while housebuilding and manufacturing both contracted.
"Services, in particular, grew robustly in May with retailers enjoying a double boost from the warm weather and the royal wedding. Construction also saw a return to growth after a weak couple of months."
Commenting on the ONS' findings, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte said: "The long-awaited bounce back from a weak first quarter has failed to materialise, with the rolling three-month growth rate unchanged into May.
"When we get the full picture for second quarter growth we're likely to see a slight pick-up, as a result of stronger growth in retail, manufacturing and services in June.
He added the figures "hardly [make] a compelling case for an August rate rise".
He added: "We continue to forecast a 25bps hike in November. After all, the latest GDP figures are hardly pointing to a strong rebound in growth following the slowdown in the first quarter of the year."
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