UPDATE 1-Mexican March consumer confidence posts biggest fall since Aug 2014

viernes 8 de abril de 2016 09:25 GYT

(Adds chart, details on consumer confidence)
    MEXICO CITY, April 8 (Reuters) - The Mexican consumer
confidence index slid to 89.6 in March, its lowest since August
2014, pointing to headwinds for domestic spending in Latin
America's second largest economy, the national statistics agency
INEGI said on Friday.
    The unadjusted index was 89.2 during the month.
    Adjusted for seasonal swings, the index fell
1.8 percent last month compared with the prior month.
    Despite a deep slump in the peso, domestic spending has
underpinned economic growth in Mexico as industry activity has
slid on weaker U.S. demand for Mexican exports and tumbling oil
 Mexico consumer confidence   March 2016  Feb 2016    March 2015
 Index, seasonally adjusted   89.6        91.3        93.6
 Pct change vs prior month    -1.8        -1.2        0.9
 Index, unadjusted            89.2        88.7        93.1

 (Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)