MEXICO CITY, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Severe flooding that has hit Mexico this month could knock 0.1 percentage point off growth so the economy will probably expand by around 1.7 percent this year, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Friday.
Speaking on Mexican radio, Videgaray said the flooding would have a limited impact on inflation of no more than 0.15 percentage points and that the economy would see stronger growth in the third quarter than in the previous three month period.
Mexico's economy contracted in the second quarter.
The government had hitherto been forecasting growth of 1.8 percent for this year. (Reporting by Miguel Gutierrez)