Korea: Inflation comes in at highest level since December 2011 in November
Consumer prices rose 0.40% in November over the previous month, accelerating from October’s 0.13% increase. Looking at the details of the release, food and non-alcoholic beverages prices rose in November after dropping in the previous month, while price pressures for transportation picked up pace.
Inflation rose to 3.7% in November, following October’s 3.2%. November’s figure was the highest inflation rate since December 2011. Annual average inflation rose to 2.2% in November (October: 1.9%). Finally, core inflation fell to 2.3% in November, from the previous month’s 2.8%.