By Charles Riley @CRrileyCNNNovember 30, 2012: 3:38 AM ET
HONG KONG (CNNMoney)
The pace of economic growth in India slowed during the latest quarter, the government's ministry of statistics said Friday.
Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of a nation's economic health, grew at a rate of 5.3% from June to September compared to the previous year, the government said.
The slowdown marks the third straight quarter of GDP growth below 6% for India, which has struggled recently to resolve political disputes over proposed economic reforms. At 5.3%, the rate also matches a three-year low for the key indicator.
Still, the slower rate was in line with analyst expectations.
The International Monetary Fund said last month that the growth outlook for India is "unusually uncertain" after a disappointing first half of the year, caused in part by a sharp drop in consumer confidence. After years of rapid growth, the economy is expected to expand by only around 5% this year.