"The Indonesian economy is still contracting by 0.74 percent year-on-year," said the agency head Kecuk Suhariyanto.
Best performance was reported in the information and communication sector with a growth of 8.72 per cent, while the largest contraction occurred in the transportation and warehousing sector, at negative 13.12 per cent.
Indonesia began to face economic contraction since the second quarter of last year, at 5.32 per cent, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the following quarters the growth rate was still in the negative territory but showed an improving trend, recorded at negative 3.49 per cent and negative 2.19 per cent year-on-year respectively in the third and fourth quarters of 2020. Enditem
Meanwhile, an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude jolted Indonesia's western province of West Sumatra on Wednesday (May 5), the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics said.
The quake rocked at 08:24 a.m. Jakarta time (0124 GMT) with the epicenter located at 3 km southeast Tuapejat village of Mentawai islands district and its depth was at 29 km.
The agency did not issue a warning for a tsunami. - Xinhua