Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government would likely revise down again the economic growth to 6.2 percent, Deputy Finance Minister Anny Ratnawati said.

"There will likely be another review and correction on the economic growth figure. It will likely be revised down to 6.2 percent," she said here on Wednesday.

Initially the country`s economic growth was set at 6.8 percent in the 2013 budget but due to economic slowdown in the world while Europe remained haunted by debt crisis the growth was later revised down to 6.5 percent.

"Today after latest review by Bappenas (National Development Planning Board) the figure will likely be corrected again," she said.

That was taken among others due to indications of slower investment growth at a moderate eight percent while so far investment and high household consumption have been the main contributor to the economic growth.

"So, it must be accompanied by high household consumption," he said.

She said the main contributors to the country`s economic growth this year were processing industries, trade, hotel and restaurant, transportation and communications sectors recording growth at an average one percent.

"They will still continue to grow including the property sector which will also continue to grow," she said.

Anny predicted that the economic prospects would even be brighter next year accelerated by 2014 general elections. (YH/S012)

Editor: Kunto Wibisono
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