In the first quarter of 2019 the seasonally and calendar adjusted, chained volume measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.1% to the previous quarter and decreased by 0.1% in comparison with the first quarter of 2018.
Compared to previous quarter, final consumption expenditure increased by 0.2%, gross fixed capital formation by 0.6% and exports by 0.2%. By contrast imports fell by 1.5%.
With respect to the first quarter of 2018, final consumption expenditure increased by 0.2%, gross fixed capital formation by 2.6%, imports by 1.8%, and exports by +3.5%.
The carry-over annual GDP growth for 2019 is null.