However, the year-on-year reading showed Britain's economy expanded 2% in the fourth quarter, down from the 2.2% reading recorded in the preliminary estimate, which analysts expected to remain unchanged.
Britain's economy picked up speed in the final three months of past year, but a downward annual revision has lost the United Kingdom its title as the fastest growing country in the G7.
He said a slowdown in growth in 2017 "looks inevitable", predicting there could be a fall in consumer spending as higher inflation hits consumers in the wallet. "A slowdown in GDP growth in 2017 therefore now looks inevitable".
"Surveys from the CBI and recent purchasing managers' indexes are clear: the United Kingdom economy began 2017 with a rapidly improving manufacturing sector, off the back of a weak pound".
He adds: "Retail sales fell in January, the housing market got off to a lacklustre start in 2017, and rising inflation is beginning to exert a toll". This will hit consumer spending.
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The Middle East nearly doubled its imports compared with the 2007-2011 period, taking a 29 percent share. SIPRI data reflects the volume of deliveries of arms , not the financial value of the deals.
Darren Morgan, ONS head of GDP, said: "The economy grew slightly more in the last three months of 2016 than previously thought, mainly due to a stronger performance from manufacturing".
Strong consumer spending remained the main driver of GDP growth in the fourth quarter, along with strong growth in the output of the services sector. This was the result of statisticians downgrading growth during earlier periods of past year. The lower pound appears to have acted as shock absorber and continues to aid industrial activity and exports.
She pointed to the hint from chancellor Philip Hammond that he has a £27bn fiscal stimulus up his sleeve to help maintain momentum in the economy.
Business investment fell and slowing household spending growth raised questions about the outlook for 2017.
"Net trade is extremely volatile from quarter-to-quarter - indeed, it subtracted 1.2pp from GDP growth in Q3 - so it is unwise to infer much from one's quarter's growth contribution".