National economic growth in 2009 is expected to exceed 4.3 percent, Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) chief Rusman Hermawan said here Wednesday. "Although the official figures will only be made known by February 10, it seems economic growth in 2009 will exceed 4.3 percent," he said. Rusman said economic growth in 2009 was particularly driven by growth in the fourth quarter when exports turned around significantly to positive from negative three months earlier. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the BPS recorded exports grew 23 percent year-on-year but annually they dropped 15 percent.
Source: AntaraNews.com, 3 February