BRITAIN’S trade deficit doubled in July from June, according to the Office for National Statistics. The gap between imports and exports for July, £3.085 billion, was more than double June’s trade gap of £1.256 billion.
It was also the biggest monthly deficit in trade since October 2012. Industrial output, which includes energy production, was unchanged from June. Government economists had been expecting a slight rise. Not much sign of a recovery there then. ■