Industrial production fell 0.8 percent, compared to a 0.9 percent growth in the previous period. The mining sector declined 8.2 percent, following a 4.8 percent drop in the previous period. Manufacturing advanced at a slower 1.2 percent (+1.6 percent in Q2); construction growth stalled (+3.1 percent in Q2) and utilities rose 3.5 percent (+5.7 percent in Q2).
The services sector expanded 3.4 percent (3.3 percent in Q2) mainly due to an acceleration in financial and insurance activities (+8 percent from +7.5 percent); corporate (+6.6 percent from +4.8 percent); and cultural and recreational services (+10.8 percent from +4.3 percent) while internal trade growth slowed down (+1.3 percent from 2.3 percent in Q2) and transportation increased only 2.3 percent (+3.3 percent in Q2).
The agricultural sector advanced 5.3 percent, compared to 2.9 percent in the previous period.
On a quarterly basis, the economy expanded 1 percent, compared to 0.1 percent growth in the previous period.