United Kingdom industrial production was surprisingly strong in September

A car being built as the Office for National Statistics revealed economic data

A car being built as the Office for National Statistics revealed economic data

Industrial production rose 0.7 per cent in September, ahead of expectations of a 0.3 per cent rise.

India's industrial output grew 3.8 per cent in September from a year earlier, the data from Central Statistics Office of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation showed today.

In terms of industries, 11 out of the 23 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during September 2017 as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. During the first half of this fiscal, the output of these goods declined by 1.5 per cent as against a growth of 6.9 per cent a year ago.

Construction fell for a second straight quarter, with the 0.9 per cent decline exceeding the 0.7 per cent initially estimated.

Industrial and manufacturing output shot up by a monthly 0.7 percent in September, the fastest growth for each sector since December a year ago and above all forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists, which pointed to a reading of 0.3 percent for both.

Figures for the much bigger services sector are due on November 23.

Until now, there has been little sign of any big boost to British exports from the sharp fall in the value of the pound after last year's vote to leave the European Union.

New Delhi, Nov 10 Industrial production grew at a slower pace of 3.8 per cent in September, mainly due to subdued performance of the manufacturing sector coupled with contraction in output of consumer durables.

The ONS also released figures for construction that were much worse than forecasts.

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