In the first quarter of 2015 the seasonally and calendar adjusted, chained volume measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.3 per cent with respect to the fourth quarter of 2014 and by 0.1 per cent in comparison with the first quarter of 2014.
Compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, final consumption expenditure decreased by 0.1 per cent, while gross fixed capital formation raised by 1.5 per cent. Imports increased by 1.4 per cent and exports remained unchanged.
With respect to the first quarter of 2014, final consumption expenditure increased by 0.2 per cent, gross fixed capital formation by 0.4 per cent, imports by 3.8 per cent and exports by 3.5 per cent.
Next quarterly GDP publication dates:
GDP preliminary estimate: 14 August 2015 (II quarter 2015)
Quarterly National Accounts: 01 September 2015 (II quarter 2015)