The services sector expanded 2.7 percent, slowing from a 3.1 percent increase in the first quarter. Distribution, hotels and restaurants recorded the highest increase (4.5 percent), followed by transportation, storage and communication (3.7 percent) and business services and finance (3.1 percent).
Industrial production rose 1.8 percent, the highest increase in a year. Mining and quarrying rebounded and grew for the first time since the second quarter of 2014 (up 6.9 percent) while manufacturing grew 0.5 percent only compared to a 1.4 percent rise in Q1. In contrast, electricity, gas, steam and air fell 0.3 percent, following a 4.1 percent increase in Q1.
Agriculture production shrank 0.4 percent, after rising 2.5 percent in the first three months of 2015.
On a quarterly basis, the economy expanded 0.7 percent, accelerating from a 0.4 percent gain in the first three months of 2015.