© Reuters. A woman carries eggs as she visits a food market, which operates once a week on Saturday, in the Russian southern city of Stavropol, March 7, 2015. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko/File photo

(Reuters) – Annual inflation in Russia was 5.15% in August, up from 4.30% in July, according to Russia’s statistics service.

A Reuters poll had suggested that annual inflation would rise to 5.1% in August.

In monthly terms, inflation in August was 0.28%. The poll had indicated it would be around 0.3%.

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