The UK economy grew faster than previously thought in the second quarter of 2005, new figures show.
A higher manufacturing estimate was behind the upward revision
In the three months to June UK GDP grew by 0.5% compared to the previous quarter, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The improvement from the ONS's previous estimate of 0.4% was widely expected by economists.
The upward revision was due to a higher estimate for manufacturing output, analysts said.
The manufacturing sector was found to have shrunk by only 0.3%, compared with preliminary estimates of a 0.7% drop.
Annual UK growth was also revised up by 0.1% to 1.8% during the second quarter.
However, consumer spending growth picked up only slightly to a rate of 0.2%, from 0.1% in the first three months of the year, the ONS figures showed.
"It's a mixed bag," said Deutsche Bank economist George Buckley.
"On the one hand the market got the 0.1% upward revision it was looking for, on the other consumption growth remains weak."
Commentators agreed that the upward revision would have little impact on interest rates.
"There are few policy implications from this data. We still expect rates to come down but not until next year," said Philip Shaw at Investec.