Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing grew by 2.3 percent, accelerating from a 1.2 percent increase in the June quarter. The industry sector rose 1.8 percent, faster than a 1.5 percent expansion in the previous three months. The services sector expanded 0.6 percent, following a 2.4 percent growth in the second quarter and reaching the weakest growth since the December quarter of 2010.
Year-on-year, the economy grew an annual 7.1 percent in the third quarter of 2016, following a 7.0 percent expansion in the second quarter and beating market consensus of a 6.7 percent growth. It was the fastest expansion since the June quarter 2013.