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UK manufacturing output best for 10 years

UK manufacturing output is expanding at its fastest rate since early 2008 after recording a seventh consecutive month of growth in November.
Renewable energy projects, boats, aeroplanes and cars for export helped make output 3.9% higher in the three months to November than in 2016.
Official figures also show industrial output rose by 0.4% in November.
Construction output in the three months to November fell by 2%, compared with the previous three months.
That was the industry's biggest quarterly fall since August 2012, with the only bright spot for the sector being a 1.2% increase in new housing.
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