Mexican economy likely grew 2.9% in August y/y, estimate shows


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Sept 20 (Reuters) - Mexico's economy likely grew by 2.9% in August compared with the same month a year earlier, a preliminary estimate from national statistics agency INEGI showed on Tuesday.

The result came on the back of a 3.1% rise in the secondary sector, which includes manufacturing activities, and a 2.6% increase in the tertiary sector, covering services, according to a report.

Compared with the previous month, economic activity is expected to have showed no growth in August, INEGI added.

(Reporting by Ricardo Figueroa and Gabriel Araujo, Editing by Louise Heavens and Andrew Heavens)

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