JAKARTA, Jan 2 (Reuters) -
* Indonesia’s 2018 economic growth was expected at 5.15 percent, slightly firmer than 2017’s 5.07 percent but slower than the 5.4 percent official target, its finance minister said on Wednesday.
* Sri Mulyani Indrawati told a news conference on 2018 State Budget realization that oil and gas lifting were also off target.
* The minister said 2018 oil lifting was estimated at 776,000 barrels per day (bpd), versus target of 800,000 bpd.
* Lifting of natural gas last year was estimated at 1.136 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd), versus target of 1.200 million boepd. (Reporting by Maikel Jefriando; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Kim COghill)