Updated March 20, 2019 18:20:16 UK economy grew by 0.4% in the second quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The data showed that manufacturing and construction output rose by 0% and services rose by 1.6%.
It was the first time since the second half of 2019 that manufacturing output had grown faster than services since the data was collected in March 2019.
The headline rate of growth for the UK economy was 0.1%, compared with 0.3% for the US and 0.7% for Germany.
The fall in exports of goods and services was driven by lower oil prices, which were lower than in the past.
The unemployment rate was down to 6.4%, compared to 8.1% for October.
Business investment fell, with investment in manufacturing down by 0,9% compared with the same period last year.
The ONS said: The main drivers of growth in the UK were: manufacturing and related services.
Manufacturing grew by 2.9% in 2019, compared with 2.4%.
The main driver of this was the recovery in manufacturing activity.
In the second period, manufacturing was up by 0%, and services up by 1%.
This is the first rise in manufacturing in more than a decade.
Construction output fell by 0%.
The ONW said: Construction activity fell by 1% in 2018, which is the second lowest since the third quarter of 2019.
This is partly the result of a decrease in orders, but also the result the construction sector is now growing at its slower pace than the rest of the economy.
Business spending was up 0.5%, with services up 0%.
Business investment was down 0.6%, and exports of services up 1.5%.
This was a mixed pattern with exports up 0%, but imports down 0%.
As the UK faces more trade barriers from Europe, the ONS expects that businesses will be more reluctant to invest in the United Kingdom.
This will affect the UK’s ability to attract international investment, which will also impact the growth of exports.
UK manufacturing activity fell in 2018 by 0., with services down by 1,2%, and manufacturing up by 2%.
The UK manufacturing sector has been slowing since the Great Recession.
The UK is still a net importer of goods.
However, in the fourth quarter, exports of manufactured goods grew by 7.4 per cent, which was the highest rate of increase since the fourth quarters of 2008.
UK growth in 2019 is expected to be stronger than the 3.5% rate seen in 2018.
In 2018, UK GDP expanded by 1%, but this is still below the 2.6% rate of expansion recorded in 2019.
For the first four quarters of 2018, the UK was still a growth country.
However this has changed with the onset of Brexit.
The Bank of England recently cut its growth forecast for 2019.
In an economic outlook for the third half of 2018 released in March 2018, it cut its economic growth forecast to 1.4 percentage points from 2.5 percentage points, with the impact of the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.