South Korea inflation down to 1.4 percent in December


The Consumer Price Index in 2012 was 106.3(2010=100), up 2.2 percent from the previous year. The Consumer Price Index was 106.7(2010=100) in December 2012. The index increased 0.2 percent from the preceding month and rose 1.4 percent from December 2011.

The index excluding agricultural productsand oils was 105.5 in December 2012. The index increased 0.2 percent from the preceding month and rose 1.2 percent from December 2011.

The index for Food and non-alcoholic beverages, Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, Recreation and culture and Miscellaneous goods and services increased 0.6 percent, 0.3 percent, 0.6 percent and 0.5 percent respectively in December. The index for Alcoholic beverages and tobacco, Education and Restaurants and hotels went up 0.1 percent respectively in December.
 
The index for Furnishings, household equipment & routine maintenance and Transport  decreased 0.7 percent and 0.2 percent respectively in December.
The index for Clothing and footwear, Health and Communication were unchanged in December.

Korea National Statistical Office | Nuno Salva | nuno.salva@tradingeconomics.com
1/21/2013 9:46:18 AM