By: Yang Shu-ching and Evelyn Kao
DGBAS official Tsao Chih-hung (曹志弘) said that the 0.06 percent rise can be partially attributed to increases in the price of meat, vegetables, plane tickets and the cost of personal items, although the growth was somewhat offset by falls in the price of fruit, oil, fuel and hotel prices.
On a month-on-month basis, the CPI rose 0.03 percent and after seasonal adjustments also grew 0.17 percent due to the rise in oil and fruit prices, which were offset to some extent by a fall in clothing and vegetable prices, the agency said.
For 2020 as a whole, the CPI fell 0.23 percent from a year earlier to its lowest level in five years. [FULL STORY]