Education drives Other Services (OS) growth
Other Services posted
5.0 percent growth in the second quarter of 2017, slower compared with the 9.0 percent growth recorded in the same quarter of the previous year. Education, accounting for 43.3 percent to Other Services, was the top contributor to the growth of the sector with 3.2 percentage points. It grew by 7.7 percent during the quarter, maintaining its pace recorded in the previous year. It was followed by Hotels and Restaurant, which grew by 10.1 percent. Other subsectors also posted positive growth: Health and Social Work, with 4.5 percent; Other Service Activities, with 5.4 percent; Sewage and Refuse Disposal Sanitation and Similar Activities, with 3.2 percent.
On the other hand, Recreational, Cultural and Sporting activities pulled down the growth of the sector as it declined by
2.7 percent in the second quarter of 2017.