Flash estimates of Spain's third-quarter gross domestic product suggested that workdays lost through separatist, and anti-separatist, protests in the region of Catalonia had a slightly negative impact on growth.
Despite the slight slowdown in quarter-on-quarter growth in the July-September period, Spain's contribution to the current eurozone recovery remained in robust shape.
Third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP)
On a quarterly basis, third-quarter GDP rose by 0.8%, slightly slower than in the April-June when the Spanish economy grew at 0.9%.
The annual rate of growth was 3.1%, the same rate of growth seen in the second quarter, according to the country's National Institute of Statistics.