Government expenditure increased 1.3 percent in the third quarter, after contracting 0.5 percent in the previous period. Gross fixed capital formation expanded 1.3 percent, recovering from a 5.2 percent drop in the second quarter. Imports advanced 2.4 percent (-1.8 percent in Q2) while exports rose 1 percent (3 percent in Q2). Meanwhile, consumer spending fell 0.3 percent after being flat in the previous period.
In the second quarter of 2014, the GDP shrank 0.6 percent, following a 0.2 percent drop in the first three months of the year, bringing the year-to-date growth to 0.2 percent.