Total industrial production in the UK improved by 0.5 percent in November, according to statistics released by the government Thursday.
The Office for National Statistics reported that manufacturing output also increased in November, by 0.3 percent, and by 2.4 percent for the same period from the previous year.
Manufacturing output in the last three months rose 0.1 percent, as compared with the previous three months. The largest increase was in the food, drink and tobacco industry, which experienced growth of 0.6 percent.
Mining and quarrying output increased by 0.5 percent and energy supply output increased by 2.6 percent.
Overall manufacturing wages in the third quarter of 2006 grew by 1.4 percent, as compared with the same time period a year earlier, down from growth of 2.2 percent in the second quarter of 2006.
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