MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Thursday presented a budget that forecasts economic growth of between 2 and 3 percent in 2017, and oil production sliding to 1.928 million barrels per day - its lowest level in decades.

New Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade said the budget also forecast the local peso trading on average around 18.2 per dollar next year.

The budget also forecasts a primary surplus of 0.4 percent of GDP in 2017 - the first such surplus since 2008.

(Reporting by Jean Luis Arce and Alexandra Alper)


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