Taiwan Inflation


Taiwan: Inflation rises in April

May 16, 2012

In April, consumer prices added 0.94% over the previous month, which was above the 0.11% rise recorded in March. The monthly increase mainly reflected a sharp rise in prices for clothing. As a result, annual headline inflation increased from 1.2% in March to 1.4% in April, slightly overshooting market expectations of 1.3%. The core inflation index, which excludes volatile categories such as fresh food and energy, added 0.86% over the previous month. As a result, annual core inflation stepped up from 0.7% in March to 0.9%. Finally, annual average headline inflation remained unchanged for a second consecutive month at 1.4%. The government expects inflation to average 1.9% this year.


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Taiwan Inflation April 2012

Note: Monthly and annual variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS) and FocusEconomics calculations.

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