Trade expands at slower pace
Trade and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, Personal and Household Goods posted a 5.9 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2018, maintaining as one of the top contributors to the GDP growth. Retail Trade, the largest contributor to the growth of the sector, expanded by 5.8 percent. On the other hand, Wholesale Trade grew by 6.6 percent while Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, Personal and Household Goods registered a 4.4 percent growth.
Growth in all subsectors during the period were slower as compared with those recorded in the same period of the previous year.
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