By Wiktor Szary and Paul Hannon
LONDON--U.K. manufacturing continued to expand in November, but slowed from the previous month, a survey showed Thursday.
The purchasing managers index for the British manufacturing sector fell to 53.4 in November, financial information firm IHS Markit Ltd. said. That was below the previous month's reading of 54.2, and below the forecast of analysts polled by The Wall Street Journal.
"Although the recent growth spurt showed further signs of slowing, the pace of expansion is still solid and above its long-term trend," said Rob Dobson, senior economist at IHS Markit.
"This should be sufficient to ensure manufacturing is a positive contributor to fourth quarter [gross domestic product]," Mr. Dobson said.
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December 01, 2016 05:11 ET (10:11 GMT)
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