Uruguay says consumer prices rose 0.57 pct in August

lunes 5 de septiembre de 2016 13:22 GYT

MONTEVIDEO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Consumer prices in Uruguay rose 0.57 percent in August and 12-month inflation totaled 9.38 percent, the National Statistics Institute said on Monday.

The reading was higher than a Reuters forecast for monthly inflation of 0.34 percent. The central bank's target range for full-year 2016 inflation is 3 percent to 7 percent. (Reporting by Matias Larramendi, writing by Caroline Stauffer, editing by G Crosse)