Positive contributions mainly came from domestic consumption expenditure, flash estimates showed. In the September quarter, the final consumption expenditure of both households and government rose again. In contrast, gross fixed capital formation slightly decreased. The balance of exports and imports also had a downward effect on growth because the increase in imports was markedly larger than that of exports.
Year-on-year, the GDP expanded 1.8 percent, following a 1.6 percent expansion in the June quarter of 2015.
The economic performance in the third quarter of 2015 was achieved by 43.2 million persons in employment in the domestic territory, which was an increase of 343,000 or 0.8 percent on a year earlier.