Education drives Other Services (OS) growth
Other Services posted
7.7 percent growth in the third quarter of 2017, higher compared with the 6.8 percent growth recorded in the same quarter of the previous year. Education grew by 13.2 percent, accounting for 43.6 percent to Other Services and contributing 5.5 percentage points to the growth of the sector.
Other contributors to the growth were: Hotels and Restaurants, which grew by
9.2 percent; Health and Social Work, with 3.6 percent; Other Service Activities, with 6.0 percent; Sewage and Refuse Disposal Sanitation and Similar Activities, with 4.6 percent.
On the other hand, Recreational, Cultural and Sporting activities pulled down the growth of the sector as it declined by
1.9 percent in the third quarter of 2017.