RPT-Peru inflation index rises 0.16 in June

martes 1 de julio de 2014 10:41 GYT

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    LIMA, July 1 (Reuters) - Consumer prices in Peru 
rose 0.16 percent in June and the annual inflation rate eased
slightly to 3.45 percent - above the central bank's 1-3 percent
target range for the sixth month in a row, official data showed
on Tuesday.
    The price index for metropolitan Lima, which Peru's central
bank uses to guide monetary policy, has risen 2.23 percent so
far this year.

                       June    May        June in 2013
Monthly rate          +0.16     +0.23        +0.26
12-month rate        +3.45     +3.56        +2.77

 (Reporting By Mitra Taj)