UPDATE 1-Mexican consumer confidence index rises in May

lunes 6 de junio de 2016 09:25 GYT

(Updates with adjusted index level)
    MEXICO CITY, June 6 (Reuters) - The Mexican consumer
confidence index rose in May to its highest since February,
national statistics agency INEGI said on Monday, pointing to
steady consumer spending in Latin America's second largest
    Adjusted for seasonal swings, the index rose to
90.4, INEGI said. Unadjusted, it rose to 90.9 in
May from 88.9 in the previous month.
    Despite a deep slump in the peso, domestic spending has
underpinned economic growth in Mexico even as industrial
activity has slid on weaker U.S. demand for Mexican exports and
tumbling oil prices.
             May 2016    April 2016  May 2015
 Index       90.4        89.6        91.5
 Index       90.9        88.9        92.0
 (Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)