UPDATE 2-Mexico retail sales rise in August, third month of gains

miércoles 22 de octubre de 2014 10:01 GYT

MEXICO CITY, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Mexican retail sales rose in
August for the third month in a row, pointing to reviving
consumer demand in Latin America's No. 2 economy. 
    Retail sales rose 0.6 percent in August compared with July,
the national statistics institute said on Wednesday, adding that
it had changed its methodology to use 2008 as its base year.
    August's pace was below an upwardly revised 0.75 percent
expansion reached the prior month.
 Retail sales  August 2014  July 2014  August 2013
 (pct change)                          
 month/month   0.6          0.75       -3.22
 year/year     4.4          1.2        -0.1
 (Reporting By Alexandra Alper Editing by W Simon and Chizu