The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter, but has revised upwards its growth figures for previous quarters.
Delivering its third and final reading, the ONS re-affirmed the 0.8% estimated last month.
However, the ONS has revised upwards its growth figures for previous quarters, meaning its estimated annual growth rate has now risen from 1.5% to 1.9%.
The UK's growth figures have seen a number of revisions since 2012, as final consumption expenditure data pushed up previous readings.
The ONS said that, between 2011 and 2012, GDP in volume terms rose by 0.3%, an upwards revision of 0.2 percentage points from the previously published 0.1% increase.
GDP in current prices was estimated to have increased by 1.4% between Q2 2013 and Q3 2013, revised down 0.3 percentage points from the estimate published last month.
It added the peak-to-trough fall in GDP following the financial crisis and subsequent recession in 2009 was 7.2%.
While the UK's figure is positive, the US economy has led the recovery in developed markets this year, growing by 2.8% in the third quarter. Analysts predict 1.9% growth in the last quarter of the year.
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