The year-on-year headline inflation rate went down to 3.2 percent in March from 3.4 percent in February 2013. This mainly due to food and non-alcoholic beverages; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; transport; and communication indices. Core Inflation rate remained 3.8 percent in March. The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate slightly went up to 40.7127 in March, from 40.6723 in February 2013.

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