Chile's economy grows 1.3 pct q/q, slightly above forecast

miércoles 18 de mayo de 2016 08:37 GYT

SANTIAGO May 18 (Reuters) - Chile's gross domestic product grew by 1.3 percent in the first quarter from the last quarter of 2015 in seasonally adjusted terms, the central bank said on Wednesday, just ahead of a Reuters forecast of 1.2 percent.

On an annual basis, first-quarter growth in the top copper exporter was 2.0 percent, compared with a predicted 1.8 percent. (Reporting by Santiago bureau)