GDP up 5.2% in second quarter

Compared to the corresponding quarter last year, GDP at current prices went up by €144.0 million

Provisional estimates indicate that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2015 amounted to €2,116.1 million, an increase of 7.3 per cent over the corresponding period last year. In real terms, GDP went up by 5.2 per cent.

During the second quarter of 2015, growth in Gross Value Added (GVA) was mainly generated by professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support service activities which increased by 18.1 per cent; public administration and defence, education, human health and social work activities which increased by 6.9 per cent; wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, transportation and storage, accommodation and food service activities which increased by 5.8 per cent; and mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity and water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities which increased by 9.0 per cent.

Total final consumption expenditure in nominal terms increased by 4.5 per cent. In real terms, total final consumption expenditure increased by 3.4 per cent. Gross fixed capital formation increased by €116.8 million in nominal prices and by 24.3 per cent in real terms. Real exports and real imports decreased.

Compared to the corresponding quarter last year, GDP at current prices went up by €144.0 million, and is estimated to have been distributed into a €30.4 million increase in compensation of employees, a €107.3 million increase in gross operating surplus of enterprises, and a €6.2 million increase in net taxation on production and imports.

Considering the effects of income and taxation paid and received by residents to and from the rest of the world, Gross National Income (GNI) at market prices for the second quarter is estimated at €2,196.5 million  

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