Mexico inflation in first half of March at 2.71 pct

martes 22 de marzo de 2016 10:17 GYT

MEXICO CITY, March 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's annual consumer price inflation rate in the first half of March stood at 2.71 percent, data from the country's statistics agency INEGI showed on Tuesday.

Consumer prices rose by 0.1 percent in the first half of March.

The index of core consumer prices rose by 2.86 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, and by 0.3 percent in the first two weeks of March, the data showed. (Reporting by David Alire Garcia)