Consumer prices in the US rose in August at the slowest pace since April, rising relative to the previous month by 0.2%, the Ministry of Labor said. Experts had expected an increase of 0.3%. In annual terms, growth was 2.7%, while analysts had predicted 2.8%. Excluding energy and food, consumer prices rose 0.1% in August compared to July. Growth relative to the same month last year was 2.2%. Economists had expected growth of the first indicator by 0.2%, the second one - by 2.4%.