In the third quarter, household final consumption expenditure increased 0.4 percent, recovering from a five quarter-long period of contraction. Gross fixed capital formation increased 0.2 percent, up from a decline of 2 percent in the second quarter.
By output sectors, industrial output rose by 0.8 percent, up from a 0.5 percent expansion in the previous quarter and services grew 0.5 percent. In contrast, construction went down by 1.5 percent, while agriculture shrank 1 percent, down from a 0.4 percent expansion in the second quarter.
Spanish economy contracted 1.1 percent on an annual basis slightly better than a preliminary estimate of a 1.2 percent drop and up from -1.6 percent a quarter earlier.