Household consumption grew only 0.6 percent (0.9 percent in Q2) while government spending stalled (0.7 percent in Q2). Exports also rose less (1.7 percent comapred to 2 percent) and imports advanced more (1.7 percent compared to 1.3 percent).
On the other hand, investment growth accelerated (2 percent compared to 0.9 percent), mainly due to a rebound in public investment (4.8 percent compared to -3.6 percent). Investment from companies and households rose less (1.5 percent compared to 1.8 percent).
Year-on-year, the economy advanced at a slower 3 percent (3.3 percent in the previous period). Public expenditure went up slightly less (1 percent compared to 1.1 percent) while household spending rose slightly more (2.5 percent compared to 2.4 percent), mainly due to electrical appliances, clothing and services such as catering and recreation. Investment jumped 6.2 percent, following a 4.2 percent rise in the previous period as private one rose faster (7.8 percent compared to 6.7 percent) and public one fell less (-0.7 percent compared to -8.1 percent). Exports jumped 6 percent (4.6 percent in Q2) and imports increased 5.4 percent (3.8 percent in Q2).