Chile: Inflation inches up in January
Consumer prices jumped a seasonally-adjusted 0.70% in January over the previous month, following the softer 0.34% increase seen in December. Looking at the details of the release, prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages and for transport grew the most.
Inflation accelerated to 3.1% in January from 3.0% in December, marking the fastest inflation in nine months. Meanwhile, annual average inflation was stable at December’s 3.0%. Lastly, core inflation climbed from 2.6% in December to 2.7% in January, marking the highest reading in close to one year.