UK GDP grew 1.0% mom in June, matched expectations. That’s the fifth consecutive month of growth, GDP remained -2.2% below it’s pre-pandemic level in February 2020. Services was the main contributor, growing 1.5% mom. Production, on the other hand, dropped -0.7% mom while contraction also dropped -1.3% mom.
For Q2 as a whole, GDP grew 4.8% qoq, still -4.4% below the pre-pandemic level in Q4, 2019. ONS said, “there were increases in nearly all main components of expenditure apart from “trade”, with the largest contribution from household consumption”.