Year-on-year, financial activities rose the most (11.8 percent), followed by agriculture, hunting and forestry (10 percent).
Wholesale and retail trade accelerated in the last quarter of 2013 and grew 2.6 percent, up from a 0.6 percent rise in the September quarter. Manufacturing production increased 3 percent (0.7 percent in the previous quarter) and real estate activities advanced 3.5 percent.
In contrast, mining output slowed from a 1.2 percent expansion in the previous three-month period to a meager 0.1 percent rise in the last quarter of 2013. Construction shrank at a faster 3.1 percent.