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February's CPI up a mere 0.25%

February's CPI up a mere 0.25%

Taipei, March 5 (CNA) The consumer price index (CPI) stood at 106.92 in February, representing a growth of 0.25 percent from the same month of last year, according to statistics released Monday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). The growth was mainly the result of high vegetable prices after they recorded a year-on-year rise of 27.91 percent, while prices of gas, eggs and dairy products were also relatively high, the DGBAS said in a statement. The February CPI fell by 1.33 percent from the previous month, mainly due to drops in the prices of food products, tour group fees, charges for nanny and housekeeper services, and winter clothes after the Chinese New Year holiday in January, the DGBAS said. The January-February CPI grew 1.31 percent from the same period of last year, the tallies show. (By Lin Hui-chun and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-07-24 00:11 GMT+08:00