UK economic growth slows 最新公布数据显示英国经济增长速度缓步
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据最新公布的数据显示，2014 年英国经济增长率为 2.6%，这是自2007年以来经济增长的最快速度。然而，过去三个月的数字可能预示快速增长的势头正在减弱。以下是 BBC Jonty Bloom 的报道。
Growth last year was good, but not as good as originally hoped and there are worries that the economy is losing momentum. The British economy is probably still expanding faster than any other major economy, and this is the fastest rate of growth since 2007.
However, that growth is rather patchy. The services sector is once again leading the way. But the construction industry is contracting quite sharply and manufacturing industry is pretty flat.
All eyes will now be on the growth rate in the first three months of this year. That could show the economy's expansion is slowing down again or it could be boosted by lower fuel prices. It's too early to say. We'll only know for certain in three months' time, just before the general election.