Japan Q3 GDP up 1.4 pct annualized on export growth

TOKYO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Japan's economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.4 percent in July-September, posting a seventh straight quarter of expansion led by growth in net exports, government data showed on Wednesday.

That marked the longest period of expansion since an eight-quarter run from April-June 1999 to January-March 2001.

The preliminary reading for third-quarter gross domestic product compared with a median estimate of a 1.3 percent annualized increase in a Reuters poll of economists.

It followed a revised 2.6 percent annualized rate of expansion in the prior quarter, the Cabinet Office data showed.

On a quarter-on-quarter basis, GDP rose 0.3 percent, matching the median estimate.

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http://www.esri.cao.go.jp/en/sna/sokuhou/sokuhouttop.html (Reporting by Stanley White and Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher)