Consumer prices up 0.43% in August

09/06/2019 04:47 PM

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taiwan's consumer prices moved higher from a year earlier in August, largely on the back of an increase in vegetable and fruit prices, as well as medical care expenses, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Friday.

Data compiled by the DGBAS showed that the local consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.43 percent from a year earlier in August after a 0.38 percent year-on-year increase in July.

On a month-on-month basis, the August CPI nominally fell 0.02 percent and also dropped 0.07 percent after seasonal adjustments, the DGBAS data showed.

The core CPI, which excludes fruit, vegetables and energy, rose 0.39 percent from a year earlier in August, indicating that local consumer prices continued to grow in a mild and stable manner, the DGBAS said.

(By Pan Tzu-yu and Frances Huang)


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