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Argentina March economic activity down 6.8%

Economic activity in Argentina fell 6.8% in March versus the same month in 2018, according to government data released on Wednesday.

BUENOS AIRES, May 22 (Reuters) - Economic activity in Argentina fell 6.8% in March versus the same month in 2018, according to government data released on Wednesday.

In February, monthly economic activity was 4.8% lower than the same month the prior year. The monthly data is seen as a leading indicator of Argentina's gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

(Reporting by Jorge Iorio; writing by Cassandra Garrison; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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