Venezuela's inflation rate may reach 80 pct this year, Maduro says

jueves 15 de octubre de 2015 18:51 GYT

CARACAS Oct 15 (Reuters) - Venezuela's inflation rate could reach 80 percent in 2015t, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday, citing projections from the central bank and the National Statistics Institute.

The OPEC member nation has not reported consumer price index figures this year, and Wall Street analysts widely believe the country's 12-month inflation rate to be in the triple digits. (Reporting by Brian Ellsworth)