Indonesia's Q2 GDP growth at 5.27 pct y/y, beats expectations

JAKARTA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Indonesia's economic growth rate in the second quarter was 5.27 percent, higher than expected and the strongest pace since late 2013, statistics bureau data showed on Monday.

Southeast Asia's largest economy had annual growth of 5.06 in the first quarter. A Reuters poll had forecast a pace of 5.16 percent for April-June.

On a quarterly, non-seasonally adjusted basis, gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 4.21 percent in the second quarter, compared to a 0.42 percent quarterly contraction in the previous quarter.

The government's growth target for full-year 2018 is 5.4 percent, although officials have said the latest outlook is 5.2 percent. The central bank's 2018 forecast is between 5.1-5.2 percent.

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