Gross fixed capital formation slumped 4 percent, following a 6.6 percent fall in the second quarter and household consumption decreased 1.5 percent (-2.4 percent in Q2). Exports fell 1.8 percent after rising in the previous two periods and imports went down 6.9 percent (-8 percent in Q). In contrast, government expenditure grew for the second straight quarter, up 0.3 percent, following a 0.7 percent gain in the previous period.
On the production side, manufacturing recorded the sharpest drop (-3.1 percent), followed by internal trade (-2.4 percent) and agriculture (-2.4 percent). The mining sector edged down 0.2 percent and construction fell 0.5 percent while the output for utilities rebounded 1 percent.
Figures for the second quarter were revised to show the economy contracted at a faster 2.1 percent, compared to earlier estimates of a 1.9 percent fall.
Year-on-year, the GDP went down 4.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015. Considering the firts nine months of the year, the economy shrank 3.2 percent, the biggest fall ever.