Investing.com - Output in the UK manufacturing sector fell 1.4% in April from the prior month, according to figures published on Monday by the Office for National Statistics.
The consensus expectation had been for a gain of 0.3%.
Industrial production fell 0.8% in April, compared to a gain of 0.1% in the previous month.
Analysts had forecast a 0.2% advance.
On an annualized basis, manufacturing production rose 1.4% in April, compared to expectations for a 3.1% increase.
In March, manufacturing production rose 2.9% from the year before.
Year-on-year, industrial production rose 1.8% in April.
Analysts were looking for a 2.7% increase.
The reading came after a 2.9% rise in March.