Compared to the second quarter of 2012, both gross fixed capital formation and imports decreased by 1.4% and final consumption expenditure by 0.8%, while exports increased by 0.5%. With respect to the third quarter of 2011, gross fixed capital formation felt by 9.8%, imports by 7.8% and final consumption expenditure by 3.7%, while exports rose by 1.6%.
The industry sector expanded 0.2%. The services sector contracted 0.2% while the agriculture sector recorded a steep decrease of 6.7%. In annual terms, all sectors recorded negative changes. Construction contracted 6.7%, agriculture 5.1%, industry (excluding construction) 3.9% and services went down by 1.3%.