UPDATE 1-Mexico October retail sales rise 0.3 pct from September

lunes 21 de diciembre de 2015 10:22 GYT

(Adds annual growth)
    MEXICO CITY, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Mexican retail sales
 rose 0.3 percent in October after having slipped
the previous month, the national statistics agency said on
Monday, pointing to improving consumer-driven growth in Latin
America's no. 2 economy. 
    Sales increased 4.8 percent in October from a
year earlier.
    Steady consumer growth helped underpin the economy this
year, which expanded at its fastest pace in two years in the
third quarter, despite a slump in oil output.
 Retail      Oct 2015       Sept 2015       Oct 2014
 sales (pct                                 
 month/mont  +0.3           -1.2            +0.3
 year/year   +4.8           +4.9            5.6
 (Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter Editing by W Simon)