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Inflation rate falls to 7-month low of 1.79% in January

Inflation rate falls to 7-month low of 1.79% in January

2024-02-06

Taiwan’s inflation rate slowed to 1.79% in January, according to the latest government data. That’s below the 2% alert threshold set by the central bank, and it’s the lowest in nearly seven months. The core consumer price index grew by 1.64% from a year earlier. That figure excludes changes in fruit, vegetable, and energy prices, and it’s the lowest rate in 26 months.

According to officials, the main cause of the drop was a high base of comparison, as Spring Festival fell in January last year. If excluding the Spring Festival factor, CPI growth this January would stand above the 2% alert threshold. But it would still be lower than last December’s 2.71%. Officials say that inflationary pressure is easing, but that big rises are still being seen in the cost of food.

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主計處公布1月CPI年增率1.79% 創7個月以來新低

2024-02-06

主計總處公布一月物價指數,CPI年增率1.79%,是近7個月以來新低。核心CPI 1.64%,26個月新低。

主計總處解釋,去年春節在一月、基期較高,若排除春節因素,今年一月CPI仍高於2%通膨警戒線,但還是低於去年十二月,顯示通膨壓力正在減輕。不過食物類包括水果、肉類、外食費仍有明顯漲幅。

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