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UK out of recession with 0.1pc growth but construction is flat

The construction industry remained flat as the UK economy officially came out of recession today with a 0.1 per cent growth in GDP.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed a 0.1 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of 2009 for the UK economy.

But the construction industry remained flat, with neither growth nor decline, after having enjoyed growth of 1.9 per cent the previous quarter and 0.5 per cent in Q2 2009.

Construction overall decreased by 4.9 per cent between Q4 2009 and the last quarter of 2008.

The increase in UK output overall was due mainly to increases in distribution, hotels and restaurants and government and other services.

Output of the service industries increased 0.1 per cent. Output in the production industries increased 0.1 per cent.

GDP as a whole decreased 3.2 per cent between 2009 Q4 and 2008 Q4.