As compared to the previous quarter, GDP went up by 0.6 % (according to seasonally and calendar adjusted data at constant prices).
In the 1st quarter GDP at current prices was EUR 9.1 billion.
After a long period of decline, a significant rise (of 17.0 %) was observed in the development of construction sector. In all three construction sub-sectors there was an increase: construction of buildings rose by 25.2 %, work carried out in civil engineering – by 6.3 % and specialized construction work carried out – by 13.1 %.
There was a drop in trade of 10.3 %, which was significantly affected by a fall in wholesale trade of 27.3 %. Positive contribution to the development of trade was reached by rise in trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (by 22.7 %). In retail trade a decrease (of 1.4 %) was affected by the drop in retail sale of food products by 5.5 % and rise in retail sale of non-food products by 0.9 %.
The largest positive impact on the growth of total value added was ensured by information and communication sector (rise of 12.2 %), which was promoted by the rise in volume of provision of information services by 14.0 % as well as of computer programming and consultancy sector (by 19.0 %), in turn a drop is observed in provision of telecommunication services (by 0.7 %).
Possible changes made by the government sector estimates, balance of payments and financial services sector, moreover updated indices of business services will be taken into account in the GDP calculations and balancing of the quarterly national accounts on the 85th day after the reference quarter. The updated information will be available on official statistics portal on June 22.