Argentina says September economic activity up 4.7 pct yr/yr

BUENOS AIRES Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:09pm EST

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BUENOS AIRES Nov 15 (Reuters) - Argentina's economic activity grew 4.7 percent in September compared with the same month last year, the government said on Friday, a result that exceeded market expectations.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a 3.9 rise in the monthly EMAE economic activity index, which is a close proxy for gross domestic product.

The INDEC statistic office also said in a statement that September economic activity was flat compared with August.

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