Quarter-on-quarter, the most notable performance of industries in the second quarter of 2013 was for manufacturing, which increased an annualized 11.5 percent, from a 7.9 percent contraction in the previous three-month period.
Electricity, gas and water sector expanded an annualized 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2013, from a 3 percent contraction in the previous quarter. Wholesale and retail trade growth accelerated to 3.2 percent, from 1.9 percent; construction increased 1.2 percent and finance, real estate and business services increased 3.5 percent. Transport and communication activities decelerated to 1.6 percent
Mining and agriculture contracted in the second quarter by an annualized rate of 5.6 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively.
On a year-over-year basis, the GDP expanded 2 percent.