UPDATE 3-Peru's economy grows at weakest pace since 2009 in Nov

jueves 15 de enero de 2015 15:17 GYT

* Reading of 0.31 percent well below 1.55 percent forecast in Reuters poll

* Drop in fishing hurts primary manufacturing

* Expected economic recovery elusive (Updates sol currency's slide in seventh paragraph)

By Teresa Cespedes

LIMA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Peru's economy grew 0.31 percent in November from the same month a year earlier, the slowest monthly expansion in more than five years and well below market expectations, data from state statistics agency Inei showed on Thursday.

November's result, the weakest since July 2009 when Peru was reeling from the global financial crisis, was dragged down by a drop in manufacturing and an ongoing slump in mining, Inei said.

Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast 1.55 percent growth in November, when the economy tends to get a boost from end-of-year public spending and holiday shopping.

The global mineral exporter's economy surged 7.97 percent in November 2013.

The lull is a reminder of still-sluggish growth despite official forecasts for a rebound starting in the second half of 2014.   Continuación...