SANTIAGO Feb 8 Chile's consumer price index
posted a 0.2 percent rise in January, defying
expectations for no change, as higher transport, housing, water,
electricity and gas costs offset lower prices for goods and
services, the government said on Friday.
Chile's CPI was unchanged in December following a 0.5
percent fall in November and a 0.6 percent rise in October.
Inflation in the 12 months to January was 1.6 percent,
remaining well below the central bank's 3 percent target.
Core inflation was 0.1 percent in January.