LIMA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Peru’s economy likely grew by at least 3 percent in September from the same month a year earlier, the finance minister was quoted as saying in the state newspaper on Friday.
Alonso Segura could not immediately be reached to confirm the accuracy of the quotes in El Peruano.
Official growth data for September is scheduled for release Nov. 13.
The economy slowed in August from previous months, expanding 2.57 percent on the year.
Reporting By Mitra Taj; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli