On a year-on-year basis, the manufacturing sector grew by 4.5 percent, higher than the 1.3 percent growth in the preceding quarter, mainly supported by the transport engineering and electronics sectors.
The construction sector grew by 3.6 percent, slowing from the 6.9 percent growth in the previous quarter. The slowdown was mainly due to weaker public sector construction activities, which partially offset robust construction activities in the private sector.
The services producing industries grew by 5.7 percent, largely similar to the 5.6 percent growth in the preceding quarter, mainly supported by healthy expansion in the finance and insurance and wholesale and retail trade sectors.
Quarter-on-quarter, the economy contracted by a seasonally adjusted and annualized 1 percent, compared to the 16.9 percent expansion in the previous quarter.