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Tanzania says Q2 2012 GDP growth slowed to 6.9 pct yr/yr

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Tanzania's economic growth slowed to 6.9 percent in the second quarter of 2012 versus a 7 percent expansion in the same period a year ago after mining slumped, data showed on Wednesday.

The National Bureau of Statistics said in a report that mining and quarrying growth slowed to 1.2 percent in the second quarter of this year against a growth of 5.6 percent in the second quarter of 2011.

(Reporting by Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Geroge Obulutsa and James Macharia)

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Keywords: TANZANIA ECONOMY/