Service industries output increased 2.1 percent, unrevised from the previous estimate and up from 0.6 percent in Q1. Production output contracted by 0.7 percent, less than previously estimated (-0.8 percent) and construction grew 0.5 percent, revised up from -0.5 percent.
All service industries experienced positive annual growth. Financial and insurance activities increased by 1.9 percent (revised up from 1.6 percent), public administration, defence and social security rose 1.0 percent (down from 1.5 percent) and distribution, hotels and catering output expanded 4.2 percent (previously 4.3 percent).
In contrast, most production sectors experienced negative growth with the exception of water and sewerage which increased by 2.0 percent. Extraction was down 4.1 percent, electricity, gas and air output fell 0.7 percent and manufacturing decreased 0.4 percent. Agriculture output fell 3.3 percent.