Argentina says economic activity drops 0.9 percent in March

viernes 16 de mayo de 2014 15:03 GYT

BUENOS AIRES May 16 (Reuters) - Argentina's economic activity index unexpectedly slid in March on the year, falling 0.9 percent, the INDEC statistics agency said on Friday.

The median forecast in a Reuters poll of economists had been for growth of 0.4 percent.

The monthly EMAE economic activity index is a close proxy for gross domestic product. (Reporting by Alejandro Lifschitz)