The mining sector rose 6.9 percent, the first increase in six quarters. Agriculture went up 10.3 percent, the biggest gain since the first quarter of 2015.
In contrast, utilities went down for the eighth period (-1.6 percent from -3.2 percent in the previous quarter); trade declined 1 percent (+1.1 percent in the previous period); manufacturing went down for the second quarter (-0.9 percent from -0.7 percent) and construction fell 0.4 percent (+0.2 percent).
On a quarterly basis, the economy contracted an annualized 0.7 percent, following a 0.3 percent drop in the previous period and compared to market expectations of a 0.9 percent expansion. It is the first recession since 2009, mainly dragged down by trade and manufacturing.