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Official figures have shown that the British economy grew by 0.5% in the first quarter of 2011, reducing the risk of a ‘double-dip' recession.
The Office of National Statistics has confirmed that whilst manufacturing and the service sectors have preformed well, construction has fallen sharply.
Manufacturing saw strong growth in export due to the weak pound and reached 1.1% however, construction - one of the worst hit areas in the last quarter of 2010 - was down by 4.7% at the start of 2011.
Chancellor George Osborne said "It is good news that the British economy is growing. It is particularly good news that manufacturing is growing so strongly, when we have had such an unbalanced economy in recent years and manufacturing has not done so well."
"Jobs have been created since the New Year and government borrowing is down," he added.
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