Australia's economy grew a shade more than expected in the third quarter as a sharp increase in mining activity boosted net exports, data released Wednesday showed.
The economy grew 0.9 percent from the previous quarter, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said. The median forecast in a Reuters poll was for a 0.8 percent expansion. In the three months to June-end, the economy grew 0.2 percent on-quarter.
Gross domestic product grew 2.5 percent in the three months through September compared to the same period last year, a smidgen higher than the median 2.4 percent expansion forecast in a Reuters poll.