Greece's 3Q GDP expands 0.5 percent q-o-q
Most economists had seen an economic expansion in the range of 0.2% q-o-q.
Seasonally-adjusted data showed that the third quarter GDP grew by 1.5% compared to the respective figure of 2015.
Non-seasonally adjusted data provided a 1.2% expansion of the third quarter GDP on an annual basis.
Moreover, the NSS revised to the better the second quarter GDP growth figure to +0.3% q-o-q versus an earlier reading of +0.2%, while in the first quarter GDP has contracted 0.6% versus earlier estimates of -0.5%, it said.
On a y-o-y basis, GDP narrowed by 0.8% and 0.6% in the first and second quarter respectively. Provisional estimates are due for release on November 29.
The European Commission expects the country’s economy to narrow by 0.3% for the whole 2016. ■