On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the mining sector shrank for the second consecutive quarter by an annualized 9.4 percent, following a 24.7 percent fall in the previous period and hurt by lower gold and platinum production.
Manufacturing contracted 2.1 percent, after a 4.4 percent fall in the first quarter. Lower production was reported for: food, beverages and tobacco; petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products; motor vehicles, parts and accessories and other transport; and glass and non-metallic mineral products.
Electricity, gas and water supply; and retail and wholesale trade sharank by 0.6 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively.
The largest contributors to the quarter-on-quarter growth were reported for general government services (+2.9 percent) and the transport, storage and communication (+4.0 percent). Finance, real estate and business services rose by 1.5 percent boosted by banking activities and contributing 0.3 percent to growth. The agriculture sector advanced 4.9 percent while construction rose 5 percent.
Year-on-year, the economy advanced 1 percent, lower than a 1.6 percent increase in the previous period.