London -- The third quarter gross domestic product in Britain rose 0.8 percent, twice what economists had predicted, the Office of National Statistics said Tuesday.
While quarter-to-quarter gains were stronger than expected, economic output slowed from the second quarter, when growth reached 1.2 percent.
From a year ago, economic output has grown 2.8 percent, ONS said.
For the third quarter, output of the industrial sector rose 0.6 percent after climbing just 0.1 percent in the previous quarter. Output from manufacturing rose 1 percent, while mining output fell 0.7 percent. Utilities also produced less, with a drop of 0.2 percent in electricity, gas and water companies.