Mexican economy likely grew 0.4% in April vs March, estimate shows

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MEXICO CITY, May 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's economy likely grew by 0.4% in April versus March in seasonally adjusted terms, a preliminary estimate from national statistics agency INEGI showed on Thursday.

Economic activity is expected to have expanded by 1.8% in April compared with the same month a year earlier, INEGI said.

Mexico's economy grew 0.9% in the first quarter from the previous three-month period, preliminary data showed last month, though the figure was slightly below forecasts. It was the first quarterly growth in three quarters.

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Reporting by Ricardo Figueroa and Marion Giraldo

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