September 17, 2012 / 10:33 AM / 5 years ago

TABLE-Sri Lanka 2012 Q2 GDP lowest since 2009

COLOMBO, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's economy grew 6.4
percent in the second quarter of 2012, its lowest since the last
quarter of 2009, dragged down by the service sector and slowing
from a 7.9 percent growth in the first quarter, government data
showed on Monday.
    Following are the figures released by the Department of
Census and Statistics.
     
   GDP growth (pct change):  
   QUARTERLY GDP BREAKDOWN (in the last nine quarters )      
     Year      2012             2011                   2010
 Quarter      Q2    Q1     Q4    Q3    Q2    Q1     Q4   Q3   Q2    
 
 (pct y/y)   6.4   7.9    8.3   8.4   8.2   8.0    8.6  8.0  8.5 
 

   FULL-YEAR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)  
    Year     2011     2010     2009     2008     2007     2006  
    GDP       8.3      8.0      3.5      6.0      6.8      7.7   
 
    The central bank forecast 7.2 percent growth this year,
while the finance ministry expects the economy to grow between
6.7 percent and 7.2 percent, depending on the impact of an
extended drought. 
    

 (Reporting by Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal; Editing Anupama
Dwivedi)

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