GDP gets boost from exports

Chris Papadopoullos
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UK GDP growth in the final three months of the year came in at 0.5 per cent, in line with first estimates.

The new figures reveal the split between consumption, investment, government consumption and net exports. There was a drop in investment of 0.5 per cent, the data from the Office for National Statistics yesterday showed. It was a offset by a shock 3.5 per cent jump in exports. Many economists expect cheaper oil and rising incomes to lift growth this year.

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