Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast industrial production would rise by 0.5%.
"This morning's data paint a rather bleak picture for the United Kingdom economy and underline the challenges lying ahead", said Kay Daniel Neufeld, senior economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
In addition, the Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, said last week it needed to "look seriously" at the possibility of raising interest rates to counter the recent pick-up in inflation, BBC said. Nonetheless, the pace of growth was weaker than the expected 1%.
United Kingdom industrial production, construction output and trade all dropped more than expected in May, according to data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In March, Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the two-year Brexit process but discussions only began in June after a general election in which her Conservative Party lost its majority in parliament. Output in the construction sector dropped 1.2% in the three months to May.
The strength of next Wednesday's official data on wages is now likely to be critical for BoE policymakers as they mull whether to raise interest rates from their record low 0.25 percent.
A day on the Tour de France
FACT OF THE DAY: For the first time since 2011, Alberto Contador wrapped the opening week of racing on the Tour de France . So it's easy to see why so many are thinking it will be interesting to see just how the Mont du Chat is raced this time.
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JAY-Z secured his 13th platinum album with the release of 4:44, which is a monumental achievement for the veteran rap mogul. Jay-Z's digital-only album 4:44 has gone platinum within five days - despite limits on who could access it.
Rate-setter Michael Saunders said this week he was "reasonably confident" improving exports and investment would more or less compensate for the consumer slowdown.
United Kingdom industrial production and construction output dropped unexpectedly in May, weighing on the economic growth for the second quarter.
Data published on Thursday had shown strong foreign demand raised industrial orders in May, though the increase was less pronounced than expected.
Broader industrial output fell 0.1 percent in May after a 0.2 percent rise in April.
Britain's trade deficit widened to £8.9 billion ($11.47 billion) in the three months to May, from £6.9 billion in the previous quarter, thanks to a jump in the goods and services that the country is importing, news outlets reported. By comparison, import volumes rose 2.8 percent over the same period.
Find out what stages are coming up! The online stream of the Splatoon 2 Direct will begin at shortly at 7am PT / 10am ET. Simply titled Nintendo Switch Online , the app is a hub for communicating online with other Nintendo Switch players.
The Ambassador of Bhutan has a lodged a protest with the Chinese Government through their Embassy in New Delhi on June 20. As the standoff in the Doklam area continued for the third week, it said India should be taught a "bitter lesson".
The new theory being floated is that Earhart had her navigator, Fred Noonan , were taken prisoner by the Japanese. Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on her attempt to become the first woman to circumnavigate the world.
Marvel's cinematic history also suggests that Morales could very well appear in a future film as a sidekick to Peter Parker. Gargan seems to be a former associate of Toomes, and the duo hatch some dastardly schemes for revenge against Peter Parker.
The Farmer's Korner and Gold Hill neighborhoods were placed on pre-evacuation notice, along with the entire Town of Breckenridge. That man allegedly set 8 brush fires and later opened fire on a forest service employee investigating the fires Tuesday.
Mr Trump also conceded that Russian Federation probably played some part at least in hacking during last year's U.S. election. Trump didn't want to reveal what the US plans are to deal with North Korea , but described them as severe.
It is not the first time Barnier has made plain he thinks the British have misunderstood the reality of Brexit. However, he also warned that a hard Brexit, involving no deal at all, would be disastrous for both sides.
At the current pace, the US would add about 1.9 million jobs in 2017. "A tight labor market will lead to greater wage growth". So to offset the cost of leaving wages untouched, many employers have withheld raises as the economy has improved.
The information for the New York Times article was collected from a report put together by private cyber-security researchers. The NYT also stated that an "advanced persistent threat" actor was responsible.
Isuzu MU-X, D-Max V-Cross become cheaper post GST
South Korean carmaker Hyundai has chose to reduce the prices of its models in the country by up to 5.9 percent. The V-Cross and the MU-X have received a price cut, in-line with the incorporation of GST. .
Latest Horizon Zero Dawn patch brings new difficulty level
If you need a bit more of a challenge for that second playthrough, you can also bump up the difficulty to the new Ultra Hard mode. This update should tide the time until The Frozen Wilds DLC comes to the game sometime later this year.
Police suspect Manchester bomber 'did not act alone'
The bomb had a "devastating" impact and gouged out a section of the concrete floor of Manchester Arena in the heart of the city. A home is now being searched as part of the investigation and the suspect is being quizzed by police.
Blac Chyna Claims Rob Kardashian Was Violent With Her
But what about baby Dream? In a now-deleted post, he captioned the graphic image: "This is from Chyna yesterday to me". Kardashian posting pictures and personal information about her on social media amounts to cyberbullying, Chyna says.
United Nations urges McAuliffe to halt Morva's execution
The government of Hungary, where Morva is a dual citizen, and the European Union have also urged the governor to intervene. The following day Sutphin, who was searching for the escaped inmate, was fatally shot in the back of his head.
CBS responds to Hawaii Five-0 pay disparity allegations
Daniel Dae Kim is refusing to stay silent on why he won't be in the upcoming season of the popular TV series, "Hawaii Five-0". Why is it that Kim, fresh off his six-year run as Jin on Lost , was offered less of a role than his white co-stars?
NYPD officer shot, sergeant calling it a "clear assassination"
The suspect walked up to the command vehicle and shot Officer Miosotis Familia's auto window multiple times , reports ABC News . Police have also released a photo of the revolver they say Bonds was carrying that was recovered here at the scene again.