Indonesia's Q3 GDP growth slows, close to expectations

JAKARTA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Indonesia's annual economic growth in the third quarter decelerated to 5.17 percent, close to the median forecast of 5.15 percent in a Reuters poll of economists, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday.

Southeast Asia's largest economy had grown 5.27 percent on an annual basis in the second, which was the fastest expansion since late 2013.

Authorities had expected a slowdown due to a declining net export contribution to gross domestic product (GDP).

On a quarterly, non-seasonally adjusted basis, GDP grew 3.09 percent in July-September, which compared with a median forecast of 3.07 percent.

The official government growth target this year is 5.4 percent, but Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati last month told parliament 2018 growth was more likely to be 5.14 percent. (Reporting by Maikel Jefriando and Nilufar Rizki; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Sam Holmes)