Year-on-year, mining production fell 2.5 percent, following a 9.4 percent expansion in the previous quarter, hurt by lower gold, platinum and diamonds' extraction. Agriculture production contracted 1.6 percent.
Construction grew the most (4.9 percent) while electricity, gas and water production recorded the lowest growth rate (0.8 percent yoy). Manufacturing output expanded at a faster 2.4 percent, accelerating from a 1.1 percent expansion in the previous quarter.
On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted annualized basis, the GDP contracted 0.6 percent as mining production slumped 24.7 percent.