Argentina says Feb tax income rises 31.3 pct on year

lunes 2 de marzo de 2015 15:21 GYT

BUENOS AIRES, March 2 (Reuters) - Argentina's tax revenues rose 31.3 percent in February from a year earlier to 106.558 billion pesos (US$ 12.209 billion), the government said on Monday, slightly above the median forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts for 106.536 billion pesos.

Private economists estimate annual inflation in Latin America's third largest economy is running around 35 percent, which would mean the increase in tax revenue is largely explainable by an increase in consumer prices.

($1=8.7275) (Reporting by Buenos Aires newsroom; editing by Andrew Hay)