Uruguay says inflation was 1.1 pct on month in February

miércoles 4 de marzo de 2015 12:14 GYT

MONTEVIDEO, March 4 (Reuters) - Consumer prices in Uruguay rose a quicker-than-expected 1.1 percent on the month in February and 7.43 percent in the past year, official data showed on Wednesday.

Analysts polled by the central bank had forecast a month-on-month rate of 1.01 percent.

The February hike in prices brought total inflation for 2015 to 3.34 percent. (Reporting by Malena Castaldi; Writing by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)