Monday - 7 December 2009
Quarterly national accounts, 3rd quarter 2009
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 3rd quarter of 2009 decreased from the preceding period by 5.7% in real, seasonally adjusted terms. At the same time, total domestic expenditure de-creased by 2.1% in real terms. Government final consumption decreased by 4.5% while gross fixed capital formation fell by 7.3% but household final consumption grew by 2.8% compared with the 2nd quarter. Exports rose by 1.3% while imports rose noticeably more, or by 12.9%.
In the first three quarters of the year, GDP decreased, in real terms, by 6.0% compared to the same period in 2008.