The INDEC national statistics bureau reported that Argentina's economy grew 13.6% in May year-on-year, but contracted 2% from the previous month, in large part due to a nine-day lockdown during the Covid-19 second wave. The data, from INDEC's monthly estimator of economic activity (EMAE), means that the country's economy grew 9.5% from January to May of this year compared to the same period in 2020. Among the greatest positive variations, 'other activities' (defined as community, social and personal services) were up 113.6% and hotels and restaurants, entirely shuttered during the pandemic initially, rose 54.3% from May 2020. Manufacturing was up 29.9% year-on-year, with wholesale, retail and repairs up 23.3%. Agriculture, livestock, hunting, and forestry registered the only fall of 4.3%.