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TABLE-Dutch Q3 GDP unexpectedly falls 0.1 pct q/q

AMSTERDAM, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch economy unexpectedly shrank 0.1 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous three months, in contrast with trade partners Germany and France where GDP grew 0.7 percent and 0.4 percent respectively. Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected quarterly growth of 0.5 percent, with forecasts in a range from 0.2 percent to 0.7 percent. Year-on-year, gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.8 percent in the third quarter after 2.2 percent in the second quarter, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) said in a statement KEY FIGURES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (Change in pct) Q3 10 Q2 10 Q1 10 Year-on-year +1.8 +2.2 +0.6 Quarter-on-quarter -0.1 +0.9 (+1.0) +0.5 BREAKDOWN (Real percent change y/y) Q3 10 Q2 10 Q1 10 Private consumption +0.6 +0.1 -0.7 Government consumption +1.8 +1.7 +2.1 Business investment -3.3 -4.6 -12.9 Government investment -1.8 -2.8 -7.0 Exports goods and services +10.4 +12.2 +9.5 Imports goods and services +10.4 +14.1 +7.0 * Figures in brackets are previously reported numbers. They have been revised. ** For further details in Dutch Reuters 3000 Xtra users can click on http://www.cbs.nl Keywords: DUTCH ECONOMY/GDP (Amsterdam newsroom +31 20 504 5000; fax +31 20 504 5040; amsterdam.newsroom@news.reuters.com) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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