UPDATE 1-Mexico's trade deficit narrows in June as factory exports jump

martes 26 de julio de 2016 10:07 GYT

(Updates with details of trade report, context)
    MEXICO CITY, July 26 (Reuters) - Mexican factory exports
jumped in June, helping to narrow the country's trade deficit to
its lowest level in more than a year, figures from the national
statistics agency showed on Tuesday.
    Adjusted for seasonal swings, manufacturing exports rose by
6.1 percent compared with the previous month, the biggest
increase in 11 months, the agency's figures showed. By contrast,
non-oil consumer imports declined by 1.8 percent.
    The figures helped to reduce Mexico's seasonally adjusted
trade deficit to $918.3 million from $1.14 billion in May. The
deficit was the lowest since March of last year.
    Separately, data showed that economic activity in Mexico
rose in May by 1.0 percent in seasonally-adjusted terms from the
previous month, the biggest increase since November 2012.
    In non-seasonally adjusted terms, Mexico posted a trade
deficit of $524 million, the figures showed.

 (Writing by Dave Graham; Editing by Marguerita Choy)