Peru inflation up 0.45 pct in July, annual rate rises to 3.56 pct

sábado 1 de agosto de 2015 01:00 GYT

LIMA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Consumer prices in Peru 
rose 0.45 percent in July as the annual inflation rate edged up
to 3.56 percent, above the central bank's target ceiling for the
fourth month in a row, official data showed Saturday.
    The price index for metropolitan Lima, which Peru's central
bank uses to guide monetary policy, rose 3.01 percent in the
first seven months of 2015, said state statistics agency Inei.
    Rising electricity, water and transportation drove inflation
in July, Inei said.
    The central bank has said it expects inflation to remain
above the upper limit of its 1 percent to 3 percent tolerance
range until late this year.

                    July        June        
Monthly rate               +0.45        +0.33        
12-month rate              +3.56            +3.54        

 (Reporting by Teresa Cespedes in Lima; Writing by Sarah Marsh
in Buenos Aires; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)