UPDATE 1-Mexico consumer confidence plunges in April by most in 9 months

viernes 8 de mayo de 2015 09:16 GYT
 

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    MEXICO CITY, May 8 (Reuters) - Mexican consumer confidence
fell in April by the most in nine months, pointing to weakening
consumer demand in Latin America's No. 2 economy.
    Consumer confidence, when adjusted for seasonal swings
, fell 2.1 percent last month to 90.8 from 92.8 in
March, marking its biggest drop since July 2014, data from the
national statistics institute showed on Friday.
    Weak domestic demand has held back the wider economy, which
is seen growing just under 3 percent this year after expanding
at a 2.1 percent pace last year.
    
    
                               April 2015    March 2015      April 2014
 Index level, s/a (base 2003)  90.8          92.8            90.0
 Pct change, s/a               -2.1          0.0             1.3
 Perception of Current         -1.4          1.7             1.3
 Personal Economic Situation                                 
 - pct chng                                                  
 Perception of Future          -0.7          -1.3            0.3
 Personal Economic Situation                                 
 (1 yr) - pct chng                                           
 Perception of Country's       -2.6          2.5             2.7
 Current Economic Situation -                                
 pct chng                                                    
 Perception of Country's       -0.8          -0.1            -2.5
 Future Economic Situation (1                                
 yr) - pct chng                                              
 Current Ability to Buy Big    -3.3          1.6             4.2
 Ticket items - pct chnge                                    
 Index level, original         91.3          93.1            90.3
    s/a = seasonally adjusted
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 (Reporting By Alexandra Alper)