Bolivia March inflation slows to 4.75 pct year on year

lunes 6 de abril de 2015 17:25 GYT

LA PAZ, April 6 (Reuters) - Consumer prices in Bolivia fell 0.49 percent in March, slowing the year-on-year rate to 4.75 percent from 5.49 percent a month earlier, official data showed on Monday.

It was the first time in six months that prices had fallen on a monthly basis, the Institute of National Statistics said, due largely to a 2.19 percent decline in food and non-alcoholic drink costs. Transport, health and communication costs all rose. (Reporting by Daniel Ramos; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by James Dalgleish)