Indonesia Q3 GDP growth picks up, but below forecast

JAKARTA, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Indonesia's economic growth accelerated in the third quarter to 5.72%, the fastest in more than a year, but below market expectation, official data showed on Monday.

The second quarter growth rate was 5.44%. Economists in a Reuters poll had expected gross domestic product in the July-September quarter to be 5.89% bigger than the same period last year.

Unadjusted for seasonal factors, GDP expanded 1.81% from the previous three months, compared with the poll's forecast of 1.62%.

Reporting by Stefanno Sulaiman, Gayatri Suroyo and Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Martin Petty

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