Household consumption grew at a faster 6.9 percent (+4.7 percent in Q4) and government spending rose further by 10.9 percent (+8.1 percent in Q4). In contrast, gross fixed capital formation shrank 0.1 percent, following a 3.5 percent expansion in the previous quarter.
Exports rose by 2.4 percent (+2.1 percent in Q4), while imports advanced at a faster 7.5 percent (-2.6 percent in Q4), after two periods of contraction.
On the production side, services sector grew 5.1 percent, industry expanded 5.9 percent and agriculture activities advanced 2.7 percent.
On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy expanded 0.8 percent.