Uruguay says inflation was 0.49 pct on month in May

miércoles 3 de junio de 2015 13:12 GYT

MONTEVIDEO, June 3 (Reuters) - Consumer prices in Uruguay rose a slightly quicker-than-expected 0.49 percent in May and 8.41 percent over the past 12 months, government data showed on Wednesday.

Analysts polled by the central bank had forecast a month-on-month inflation rate of 0.48 percent.

May's rate brought inflation for the first five months of 2015 to 5.16 percent. (Reporting by Malena Castaldi; Writing by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by James Dalgleish)