MEXICO CITY, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Mexico's economy bounced back more than expected in the fourth quarter, according to preliminary data, as the country recovered from two devastating earthquakes that dented activity in the July-September period.
Gross domestic product in Latin America's second-biggest economy grew around 1.0 percent in seasonally adjusted terms during the October-December period compared with the previous quarter, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday
A Reuters poll forecast an expansion of 0.6 percent.
The economy rebounded after shrinking 0.3 percent in the third quarter.
Services grew 1.2 percent in the fourth quarter compared with the prior quarter, while the industrial sector edged up 0.1 percent and agriculture grew 3.1 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis.
Compared with the same quarter a year earlier, the economy grew 1.8 percent in unadjusted terms, the agency said.
In unadjusted terms, the economy grew 2.1 percent in 2017 compared with the prior year, the agency said. That was down from a 2.9 percent annual expansion in 2016. (Reporting by Michael O'Boyle and Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Paul Simao)