Indonesia's Q1 GDP growth slows to weakest since 2001


On a quarterly, non-seasonally adjusted basis, the economy contracted 2.41 per cent. - Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters): Indonesia's economic growth in the first quarter slowed significantly more than expected to the weakest in nearly two decades, as the coronavirus pandemic brought business activity to a halt, statistics bureau data showed on Tuesday (May 5).

South-east Asia's largest economy grew 2.97 per cent in January-March from the same period a year earlier, the weakest since the fourth quarter of 2001, according to OECD data.

A Reuters poll had forecast growth of 4.04 per cent, while the central bank predicted 4.3 per cent.

On a quarterly, non-seasonally adjusted basis, the economy contracted 2.41 per cent. - Reuters

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