MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.6 percent in the second quarter, compared to the same period in 2017, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) said Friday.
The GDP expansion between April and June was driven by the service sector, with a 3.3 percent increase.
The primary sector, which includes agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining, saw growth of 1.8 percent, while manufacturing was up 1.3 percent, the INEGI said.
Friday’s figure was down slightly from the July 31 preliminary estimate of 2.7 percent growth in the second quarter.
Compared to the first quarter, Mexican GDP shrank by 0.2 percent, the INEGI said.