UK economic growth slowed to 1% year-on-year in the third quarter, its lowest rate in almost a decade, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.3% in the quarter from July to September, following a 0.2% fall in the second quarter of 2019.
But the ONS data showed that when compared with the same quarter in 2018, GDP grew by 1% - the lowest rate of growth since the first quarter of 2010.
The ONS attributed the steady growth in the quarter to "a strong July" led by the services sector, while construction also performed well, it said.
An ONS statistician said: "Manufacturing failed to grow as falls in many industries were offset by car production bouncing back following April shutdowns.
"Looking at the picture over the last year, growth slowed to its lowest rate in almost a decade. The underlying trade deficit narrowed, mainly due to growing exports of both goods and services."
Official figures showed that monthly GDP growth was negative 0.1% in September, with all the main sectors showing either zero or negative growth.
Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, said: "Today's results will come as a big sigh of relief for the current government during the election period. Despite this, the numbers don't make pleasant reading as the figure was shy of expectations and the year-on-year figure was a weak 1% compared to 1.3% last time around.
"The current quarter is filled with a great deal of uncertainty and the general election outcome will be pivotal to whether companies can be confident enough to release pent-up investment spending needs."
He added that the markets had recently taken the view that the Bank of England is "readying itself for another rate cut rather than a rate rise".
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