Indonesia's Q1 GDP grows 5.06 pct y/y, slower than expected

JAKARTA, May 7 (Reuters) - Indonesia's economy grew a slower-than-expected 5.06 percent in the first quarter, data from the statistics bureau showed. A Reuters poll had forecast Southeast Asia's largest economy expanded 5.18 percent on an annual basis in January-March. The growth pace in 2017's fourth quarter was 5.19 percent. On a quarterly, non-seasonally adjusted basis, the economy shrank 0.42 percent in the first three months of this year. The government targets 2018 gross domestic product growth of 5.4 percent, while the central bank's forecast is between 5.1 percent to 5.5 percent.



(non-seaso nally adjusted)

Q1 2018 5.06 -0.42 Q4 2017 5.19 -1.70 Q3 2017 5.06 3.19 Q2 2017 5.01 4.01 Q1 2017 5.01 -0.30 * Previous data have been revised by the bureau

(Reporting by Maikel Jefriando, Nilufar Rizki, Tabita Diela and Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Richard Borsuk)