JAKARTA, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Indonesia's annual inflation rate accelerated to 2.86% in November, more than the 2.70% expected in a Reuters poll, data from the statistics bureau showed on Friday.

The October inflation rate was 2.56%. The central bank's target range for 2023 is 2% to 4%. The core inflation rate for November was 1.87%, close to the 1.90% seen in the poll.

Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo at a gathering with financial executives this week said the central bank would maintain its benchmark rate at the current level into 2024, even as the central bank lowered its inflation target range to 1.5% to 3.5%.

Warjiyo had previously warned inflation was likely to rise further next year to 3.2%, predicting high energy prices.

BI raised interest rates by a total of 250 basis points between August 2022 to October. (Reporting by Stefanno Sulaiman, Gayatri Suroyo and Ananda Teresia; Editing by Martin Petty)