MADRID, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Spanish national consumer prices rose 3.4 percent year-on-year in September, according to data from the National Statistics Institute on Thursday, after a 3-percentage-point rise in Value Added Tax.
September's inflation compared to 2.7 percent in August and a Reuters poll forecast of 3.5 percent.
Spanish European Union-harmonised prices rose 3.5 percent from a year earlier, up from 2.7 percent in August and in line with the Reuters forecast.
Core inflation, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, was 2.1 percent year on year, compared to a reading of 1.4 percent a month earlier. KEY FIGURES SEPT AUG Yearly CPI index change +3.4 +2.7 Monthly CPI index change +1.0 +0.6 Harmonised y/y +3.5 +2.7 Harmonised m/m +1.9 +0.5 Core inflation y/y +2.1 +1.4
FORECAST: A Reuters poll had shown analysts were expecting annual consumer prices and EU-harmonised CPI to rise 3.5 percent year on year in September.
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(Reporting By Paul Day; Editing by Tracy Rucinski)
Keywords: SPAIN ECONOMY/PRICES