Argentina inflation to fall in 2017 -central bank poll

viernes 2 de septiembre de 2016 18:04 GYT

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Inflation in Argentina will likely end 2016 at 38.6 percent before falling to 19.3 percent in 2017, a poll of economists published by the central bank on Friday showed.

Latin America's third-largest economy will likely contract 1.5 percent in 2016 and grow 3.2 percent in 2017, according to the median estimate of economists surveyed.

The estimates are slightly more modest than those of President Mauricio Macri's government, which expects inflation at 17 percent next year and growth of 3.5 percent.

The survey of 54 economists was taken between Aug. 29 and 31. (Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Dan Grebler)