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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)