Mexico's economy growth improved in the third quarter, in line with economists' expectations, and at the fastest pace in nearly two years, preliminary data from the statistical office INEGI showed Friday.
Gross domestic product rose an unadjusted 2.2 percent year-on-year following 1.6 percent increase in the second quarter. Economists had expected 2.3 percent growth.
The latest pace of expansion was the fastest since the fourth quarter of 2012, when the economy grew 3.6 percent.
Farm sector output grew 7.3 percent annually. Output increased 2 percent each in the secondary sector, which includes industry and construction, as well as in the services sector.
Quarter-on-quarter, GDP rose a seasonally adjusted 0.50 percent, almost in line with economists' forecast for 0.6 percent growth.