Chile's economic activity up 2.8 pct in March vs year earlier

lunes 5 de mayo de 2014 08:41 GYT

SANTIAGO, May 5 (Reuters) - Chile's economic activity
 posted a 2.8 percent rise in March from the same
month a year ago, boosted by retail and services, the central
bank said on Monday.
    That brings quarterly expansion to 2.4 percent versus a year
earlier, the slowest rate of growth since early 2010, when it
also grew 2.4 percent. 
    The IMACEC economic activity index, encompassing about 90
percent of the economy tallied in gross domestic product
figures, came in a whisker below forecasts for a 3.0 percent
    In comparison with February, economic activity contracted a
seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent.

                 March    Reuters     February       March
                            poll                      2013
Rate y/y (pct)   +2.8      +3.0        +2.9           +3.9 

 (Reporting by Santiago newsroom Edited by W Simon)