UK gross domestic product in volume terms was estimated to have increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2016, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS provided more detail on what drove growth in the update. Business investment rebounded, to be up 0.5% in the second quarter, compared with a fall of 0.6% in the first quarter.
Household spending rose 0.9% after a rise of 0.7% in the first quarter. It was the strongest quarterly growth in spending for almost two years.
But net trade continued to affect GDP growth as the gap between exports and imports widened further in the second quarter. Exports edged up 0.1% in the second quarter but imports grew by a much stronger 1%.
In year-on-year terms, household spending was up 3%, the strongest growth since the end of 2007, before the financial crisis. Business investment was down 0.8% on a year earlier. Overall GDP was up 2.2% on the year.