Bolivia says annual inflation eases to 2.39 pct in January

jueves 4 de febrero de 2016 18:05 GYT

LA PAZ Feb 4 (Reuters) - Bolivia's annual inflation rate eased to 2.39 percent in January from 2.95 percent in the previous month, official data showed on Thursday.

The data from the Bolivian Statistics Office showed consumer prices in the South American country rose 0.41 percent on the month in January.

Bolivia expects consumer prices will rise by 5.3 percent this year, while the economy will grow by 5 percent.

Since the first election of President Evo Morales in 2006, Bolivia's economy has expanded more than 5 percent a year on average, one of the highest rates in the region. (Reporting by Daniel Ramos; Writing by Sarah Marsh)