The services sector rose 0.7 percent (0.9 percent in Q1), boosted by rental, hiring and real estate activities (1.3 percent compared to 0.3 percent); retail trade and accommodation (1.9 percent compared to 1.4 percent); arts and recreation (1.8 percent compared to 0.5 percent) and health care and social assistance (1.3 percent compared to 2.7 percent). In contrast, activities fell for transport, postal and warehousing (-0.3 percent compared to 1.3 percent); information and telecommunications (-0.3 percent compared to 1.4 percent) and public administration and safety (-1.2 percent compared to 0.9 percent).
The construction sector surged 5 percent (5.1 percent in Q1), manufacturing rebounded (0.8 percent compared to -0.3 percent) and agriculture expanded at a faster 1.4 percent (0.7 percent in Q1). In contrast, mining sharnk for the third straight quarter (-2.5 percent) and utilities output declined 0.3 percent (1.7 percent in Q1).
Year-on-year, the economy advanced 3.6 percent in the June quarter of 2016, following an upwarldly revised 3 percent growth in the previous period.