By: Pan Tzu-yu and Frances Huang
Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) Taiwan’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.72 percent from a year earlier in September, largely because of higher tobacco, fuel and egg prices and more expensive airline tickets, government statistics showed Friday.
Data released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) showed that the September CPI also rose 0.14 percent from a month earlier after seasonal adjustments.
The core CPI, which excludes fruit, vegetables and energy, rose 1.20 percent from a year earlier in September, leading DGBAS specialist Hsu Chien-chung (徐健中) to conclude that consumer prices remained stable.
In the first nine months of the year, the CPI rose 1.66 percent from a year earlier, while the core CPI was up 1.40 percent. [FULL STORY]