Output slowed for household consumption (0.1 percent vs 0.4 percent in Q3) and gross fixed capital formation (1.7 percent vs 3.2 percent), mostly due to a lower increase in investment in machinery and equipment (1.3 percent vs 5.9 percent). On the other hand, government spending rebounded slightly (0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent).
Meantime, exports grew at the same pace (2 percent) while imports went up less (1 percent vs 1.9 percent).
On the production side, activities advanced at the same rate for services (0.2 percent) while slowed for industry (0.9 percent vs 1.3 percent). Meantime, the agricultural sector contracted less (-0.8 percent vs -2.4 percent).
Year-on-year, the economy grew 1.6 percent, in line with the preliminary figure but below 1.7 percent in the previous period.
Considering whole 2017, the GDP rose by a non-seasonally adjusted 1.5 percent, above a preliminary estimate of 1.4 percent and following a 0.9 percent increase in 2016. After adjustments for the number of days worked, 2017 growth came in at 1.5 percent. It was the fastest expansion since 2010 when it climbed 1.7 percent, but still below the Eurozone's average of 2.5 percent.