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Botswana GDP growth at 1.2 pct q/q in Q2

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Botswana's economy grew by 1.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter of this year after rising by a similar margin in the first quarter, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Tuesday.

On a year-on-year basis growth was at 8.4 percent in the second quarter compared with a revised 6.7 percent in the previous quarter.

The statistics agency revised annual growth for 2011 to 8.0 percent compared with 8.1 percent for 2010. It changed the base year for the GDP data to 2006 from the previous 1993/94.

(Reporting by Stella Mapenzauswa and Xola Potelwa)

((stella.mapenzauswa@thomsonreuters.com; +27117753161; Reuters Messaging: stella.mapenzauswa.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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