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Uruguay Inflation July 2018

Uruguay: Inflation climbs in July on rising fuel costs

Consumer prices rose 0.6% from the previous month in July, easing from June’s 1.0% increase. According to data released by the Statistical Institute, the reading was driven by higher food and transport costs.

Headline inflation picked up to 8.4% in July, coming in at a 21-month high (June: 8.1%) and climbing further away from the Central Bank’s target range of 3.0%–7.0%. Higher energy costs hit consumers in the month as the state-owned oil company, Ancap, hiked fuel prices. Moreover, a weaker peso contributed to the acceleration.

Meanwhile, annual average inflation rose to 6.7% from 6.5% in June, reaching an 11-month high.

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