On a seasonally adjusted basis, household consumption grew by 0.9 and general government expenditure increased by 0.9 percent. Gross fixed capital formation increased by 2 percent. Exports increased by 2.9 percent and imports increased by 2.0 percent. Meanwhile, changes in inventories decreased the GDP growth by 0.3 percentage points.
On the production side, market production of goods and services increased 1.4 percent, as production of goods rose by 1.6 percent and service-producing industries grew by 1.2 percent.
Employment measured as the total number of hours worked increased by 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted and the number of persons employed increased by 0.7 percent.
Year-on-year, the economy expanded 4.5 percent compared to an upwardly revised 4.1 percent expansion in the previous period and reaching its highest value since the first quarter of 2011.