BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in Argentina in June, government statistics agency Indec said on Tuesday, marking the first time the South American country has published a national index since President Mauricio Macri took office in late 2015.
Inflation in the greater Buenos Aires area - previously used as a proxy - was 1.4 percent in June and 21.9 percent for the prior 12 months. Nationwide, consumer prices rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year.
(Reporting by Buenos Aires newsroom; Writing by Luc Cohen; editing by Diane Craft)
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