Consumer prices up 0.59% in November

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/12/05
By: Wu Po-wei and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Consumer prices increased by more than half a percent in November, due mainly to an increase in the price of fruit, vegetables, cosmetics, sanitation and personal items, medical costs and tourism expenses, the country's statistics bureau reported Thursday.

The consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.59 percent in November year-on-year after rising 0.39 percent in October, according to Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) figures.

On a monthly basis, the CPI dropped 0.41 percent, and after seasonal adjustments, the figure fell 0.09 percent.

Core CPI, which excludes fruit, vegetables and energy, rose 0.55 percent in November from a year earlier, the DGBAS figures showed.    [FULL  STORY]

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