In Mexico, the inflation rate accelerated in March to 4.25 percent, from 3.55 percent recorded in February.
The Categories which registered the highest price increases were: fruits and vegetables (19.85 percent); livestock (11 percent); energy (5.86 percent) and food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco (4.58 percent).
On a monthly basis consumer prices rose 0.73 percent in March, up from the 0.49 percent registered in the previous month. The jump was mainly caused by a 10.28 percent increase in the prices of fruits and vegetables.
Moreover, the core index which strips out some volatile food and energy prices rose 0.3 percent in March of 2012.