LIMA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Peru’s consumer price index rose by a higher-than-expected 0.41 percent in October as the annual inflation rate remained above the central bank’s 1-3 percent target range, official data showed on Tuesday.
A Reuters poll had forecast a 0.20 percent median rise in consumer prices in October.
Higher prices for food, transportation, and housing drove the increase in October, helping push the annual inflation rate to 3.41 from 3.13 percent in September, state statistics agency Inei said.
So far this year prices have risen 2.59 percent, Inei said.
October September October Monthly rate: 0.41 0.21 0.14 12-month rate: 3.41 3.13 3.66 (Reporting by Ursula Scollo; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)