Domestic demand presented a positive contribution of 0.8 percentage points to growth, with private consumption and investment recording positive change rates.
Net external demand also presented a positive contribution, of 0.3 p.p., although less significant than in Q1 (1.7 p.p.), due to the increase of imports of goods and services.
Exports of goods and services recorded a significant quarter-on-quarter growth rate (5.2 percent). The acceleration of the goods exports was influenced by the calendar effect associated with the Easter period, with an estimated positive impact between 1.5 p.p. and 2.5 p.p.
Total employment registered a less intense reduction in Q2, shifting from a year-on-year change rate of -5.2 percent in Q1 to -4.1 percent. Comparing with the previous quarter, total employment increased 0.8 percent.