Argentina's annual inflation climbs to new record of nearly 288%

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Argentina's annual consumer inflation in March climbed to a new record high of nearly 288%, according to data released Friday, Anadolu reports. 

On a monthly basis, the consumer price index (CPI) in March jumped 11% from the previous month, following a gain of 13.2% in February.

CPI saw an increase of 51.6% in the first quarter, the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses wrote on X.

Consumer inflation soared to a new record high of 287.9% year-on-year, said the institute.

Annual consumer inflation in the South American country hit 276.2% in February, after 254.2% in January – the highest in more than three decades.

Argentina's Central Bank on Thursday lowered interest rates to 70% from 80% – the third rate cut since President Javier Milei took office in December.

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