Growth accelerated to 6.0% in the first half of 2017 from 3.6% in the same period in 2016 and 0.2% in all of 2016. On the supply side, strong gains in industry and services offset declines in agriculture and construction. Industry excluding construction expanded by 7.6%, reflecting expansion in all subsectors. Services grew by 8.2% as trade, transport, finance, and other services benefited from reviving demand, both domestic and external. Bad weather caused agriculture to contract by 4.0%, and reduced public investment slashed construction by 12.0%. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update
Note: GDP growth rate forecasts for 2017 and 2018.