Services advanced 1.5 percent, following an increase of 1.8 percent in the previous period. Within the services aggregate output expanded for: Distribution, hotels and restaurants (2.3 percent from 3.1 percent in Q2); transport, storage and communications (1.2 percent from 3.4 percent in Q2); business services and finance (1.6 percent from 1.3 percent in Q2); and government and other services (0.8 percent from 1.1 percent in Q2).
Construction output was estimated to have increased by 2.8 percent, following a gain of 4.1 percent during the previous period.
Total production grew 1.6 percent after increasing 0.2 percent in Q2. Within the production aggregate output rose for: Manufacturing (2.7 percent from 0.9 percent in Q2); and water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (2.3 percent from 2.4 percent). Meanwhile, mining and quarrying contracted 4.1 percent (-0.9 percent in Q2) and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply shrank 0.7 percent (-4.8 percent in Q2).