UK industrial production shrank in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest official figures.
Production fell by 0.4%, mainly due to a 0.6% drop in manufacturing output, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed. That was largely due to a 3.6% fall in the production of transport equipment, including motor vehicles.
Car production fell by 6.7% from May to June, the sharpest drop since December 2013.
The figures underline the British economy’s dependence on services, which makes up about four-fifths of the UK’s economic output.