On the expenditure side, there were rises in both private consumption (3.08 percent vs 1.73 percent in Q2) and fixed investment (5.52 percent vs 0.94 percent). Also, net exports contributed positively to the GDP growth, as export jumped by 10.87 percent (vs -0.95 percent in Q2), while imports increased at a softer 5.75 percent (vs 1.14 percent in Q2). Meantime, government spending declined 0.79 percent, after a 36.32 percent surge in the previous three-month period.
On the production side, growth was mainly supported by manufacturing (3.18 percent vs 1.75 percent), agriculture, forestry & fishing (1.01 percent vs 13.80 percent), mining & quarrying (2.99 percent vs -0.61 percent), construction (4.76 percent vs 0.75 percent), wholesale & retail trade (3.16 percent vs 2.50 percent) transportation & storage (3.24 percent vs 3.66 percent), accommodation, food & beverages (1.53 percent vs 1.55 percent); information & communication (3.25 percent vs 2.43 percent), real estate (1.28 percent vs 1.19 percent), financial services and insurance (4.66 percent vs -1.81 percent), and education services (4.38 percent vs 3.87 percent). By contrast, public administration output contracted (-3.54 percent vs 3.77 percent).
Year-on-year, the economy advanced 5.02 percent in the September quarter, the weakest rate in over two years.