LONDON (Dow Jones) – Britain has enjoyed a surprisingly strong second quarter growth and could lead to a positive start to the GDP passes the G -7 countries .
The gross domestic product (GDP ) increased from April to June 2010 by 1.1% over the previous quarter , as the statistical agency of the country on Friday announced in the first publication. This is the highest growth rate since the first quarter of 2006. From Dow Jones Newswires surveyed economists had only expected an increase of 0.6%.
It was the third consecutive increase in GDP . In the first quarter of the year the British economy was only 0.3 % compared with the previous period .
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