Consumer price index up 0.86% in Nov.居民消費價格指數上升0.86％，在十一月
A vegetable vendor explains to an elderly woman what promotional items are on offer at an agricultural market in Taipei, yesterday. Official data showed that November's consumer price index (CPI) rose a moderate 0.86 percent year-on-year amid lower fuel prices.(CNA)
December 6, 2014, 12:08 am TWN
In November, Taiwan's CPI rose 0.91 percent from a month earlier, while consumer prices showed a 0.65 percent monthly drop after seasonal adjustments, according to the DGBAS data.
Market analysts said the lower fuel prices resulted from a continued downtrend in international crude oil prices as global stockpiles remained high.The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS,行政院主計總處) data showed that fuel prices fell 11.43 percent in November from a year earlier, the steepest drop since August 2009, when they plunged 14.91 percent year-on-year.
TAIPEI -- Taiwan's consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.86 percent in November from a year earlier amid lower fuel prices, showing moderate growth from the 1.06 percent year-on-year increase in October, according to government statistics Friday.
The government agency said that due to the plunge in fuel prices, transportation and communications expenses in November fell 2.52 percent from a year earlier, which offset the impact of the continued growth in food prices last month.
Transportation and communications expenses fell by a monthly 1.20 percent, while fuel prices dropped 5.07 percent, the DGBAS said.
Food prices in November rose 3.65 percent from a year earlier, with the price of meat increasing 11.52 percent, eggs 8.77 percent, fish 5.65 percent, and fruits 3.18 percent, according to the DGBAS.
Dining-out costs in November rose 4.40 percent from a year earlier amid the continued growth in food prices, while vegetable prices fell 1.39 percent year-on-year as winter is usually a booming production season, the agency said.
The November core CPI, which excludes vegetables, fruits and energy prices, rose 1.40 percent from a year earlier, while the wholesale price index (WPI) fell 2.65 percent year-on-year due to a continued drop in the prices of imported agricultural and industrial raw materials.
In the first 11 months of the year, Taiwan's CPI rose by an annual 1.26 percent, and the core CPI gained 1.25 percent, while the WPI fell 0.16 percent, the DGBAS said.
台北 - 台灣的消費者物價指數（CPI）同比上漲0.86％的11月較去年同期低中燃油價格，顯示從1.06％，比去年同期增長十月溫和增長，據政府統計數字顯示週五