The UK economic system contracted by greater than first estimated within the third quarter of this yr.
Gross home product (GDP), the worth of all the products and companies produced within the nation, fell by a revised 0.3% towards the 0.2% decline initially estimated from July to September, the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics mentioned.
The official definition of a recession is 2 consecutive quarters of damaging development. It might be occur ought to the economic system additionally contract within the fourth quarter of this yr.
The manufacturing and building sectors carried out worse than initially thought.
Manufacturing exercise contracted 2.8%, worse than the two.3% contraction beforehand introduced, whereas building exercise truly shrank 0.2%, lower than the 0.6% development that had been recorded in November.
Electrical energy era too was described as “notably weaker” by the director of financial statistics on the ONS.
Family incomes continued to fall, although the price of decline slowed in comparison with the primary two quarters of 2022 and family spending fell for the primary time because the closing spring lockdown of 2021.
Many consider the UK economic system to already be in recession. Teams akin to the Confederation of British Business (CBI) have forecast the economic system to contract 0.4% subsequent yr.