On the expenditure side, household consumption rose 0.6 percent after remaining unchanged in the previous quarter. General government expenditure grew 0.6 percent compared to a 0.1 percent increase in Q1. Gross fixed capital formation fell 0.2 percent compared to a 0.4 percent fall in the precedent quarter. Exports of goods remained unchanged (-1.3 percent in Q1) and imports decreased by 0.8 percent (+0.6 percent in Q1). Exports of services rose 2.9 percent (+0.4 percent in Q1) and imports increased 0.4 percent (-7.8 percent in Q1).
On the production side, production of goods rose 1.9 percent and service-producing industries grew 0.7 percent.
Year-on-year, the economy expanded 3 percent, up from a 2.5 percent increase in the previous period.