Other Services decelerates
Other Services continued to expand in the fourth quarter of 2016 with 6.5 percent growth, although, this was slower than the 7.3 percent growth in 2015. This performance was led by Education which grew by 7.5 percent this year. It was followed by Recreational, Cultural and Sporting Activities with 5.1 percent growth and Hotels and Restaurants with 6.2 percent growth.
Other subsectors also posted positive growth: Health and Social Work, 6.1 percent; Other Service Activities, 7.6 percent; and Sewerage and Refuse Disposal Sanitation and Similar Activities with 4.5 percent growth.