Venezuela's Maduro says 2013 annual inflation was 56.2 pct

CARACAS Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:08pm EST

CARACAS Dec 30 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that the country's annual inflation rate for 2013 was 56.2 percent, up from 54.3 percent at the end of October.

The central bank had said earlier on Monday that consumer prices rose 4.8 percent in November and 2.2 percent in December, but had not given an annualized rate.