UK economy rebounds with 0.5% growth in May

All main sectors saw positive growth

Valeria Martinez
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The UK economy bounced back in May after shrinking in April and March, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Following a decline of 0.2% in April, GDP expanded by 0.5% for the month, which was greater than the flat growth that most economists had predicted.  All main sectors contributed positively to growth in May, said Darren Morgan, ONS director for economic statistics. Health was the biggest driver with many more people seeing GPs, despite test and trace and the vaccination programmes winding down. "Road hauliers also had a busy month, while travel agencies fared well with pent up demand for summer holidays," he said. "There was widespread growth across manufacturing after several tough m...

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