South African economy slowly expanding

File: The country's agricultural sector showed the greatest improvement, growing by 44.2%. Photo: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s economy has continued to expand in the third quarter, after emerging from a recession earlier in the year.

The country’s Gross Domestic Product grew by 2%  in the 3 months from July to the end of September.

The largest contribution to growth came from the agricultural sector, which grew by 44.2%.

Stats-SA's  figures show that household consumption expenditure also increased.



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