Household spending remained at a strong 1.2 percent (the same as in the previous period). Also, investment advanced at a faster 1.2 percent (0.8 percent in the second quarter). Meanwhile, public expenditure slowed to 0.4 percent compared to 1.5 percent growth.
A positive contribution came also from the net trade, as exports jumped 2.7 percent compared to a 0.1 percent marginal growth in the three months to June. Meantime, imports rose 0.6 percent, rebounding from a 0.3 percent decline.
Year-on-year, the economy expanded 4.9 percent, above the preliminary estimates of 4.7 percent and a 4.0 percent gain in the previous period. It was the highest growth rate since the last quarter of 2011. A positive contribution came from household spending, which remained solid at 4.8 percent (4.9 percent in the second quarter), and a 3.3 percent rise in gross fixed capital formation (0.9 percent). Also, net trade gave a boost to the economy, as exports rose 7.6 percent (3.1 percent) and imports went up 5.7 percent (6.0 percent). Meanwhile, public expenditure rose at a slower 1.9 percent compared to 2.1 percent growth in the previous period.