BRATISLAVA Nov 15 Slovakia's economy expanded
by a faster-than-expected 0.6 percent in the third quarter from
the second, matching the quarterly rise of the previous three
months, the statistics office said on Thursday.
The preliminary estimate showed the euro zone state's
export-reliant economy, which has a dominant car manufacturing
industry, rose by 2.2 percent on the year, versus 2.6 percent in
the previous three months.
Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected an expansion of
0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter and 2.0 percent on an annual
The office will publish final GDP growth data on Dec 6.
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(Reporting by Martin Santa; Editing by John Stonestreet)