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Argentina March economic activity down 6.8%

FILE PHOTO: A worker stands next to a crane at a construction site in Buenos Aires' financial district, Argentina September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci/File Photo

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Economic activity in Argentina fell 6.8% in March versus the same month in 2018, according to government data released on Wednesday.

In February, monthly economic activity was 4.8% lower than the same month the prior year. The monthly data is seen as a leading indicator of Argentina’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

Reporting by Jorge Iorio; writing by Cassandra Garrison; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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