National economic output grew by an annual 3.9% in the second quarter, beating expectations and prompting an official upward revision. The data exceeded analysts’ expectations and exceeded the first quarter’s 3.5%, making it the best since the first quarter of 2006. Growth was propelled mainly by increased industrial and construction sector output, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. The economy grew by 0.8% from the first quarter. KSH department head Pál Pozsonyi noted the strong industrial and construction sector data. Farm sector performance is also shaping up, in spite of a worse-than-expected grain harvest, Pozsonyi added. He said all branches of industry are showing growth. Infrastructure investments were the driving force in construction but the start-up of investments in manufacturing was also tangible.