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S. Korea's consumer prices rise 1.5 pct in Dec.

All News 08:02 December 29, 2017

SEJONG, Dec. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's consumer prices increased more than 1 percent in December on a rise in prices of industrial goods and financial services, government data showed Friday.

The country's consumer price index climbed 1.5 percent last month from a year earlier, accelerating from the previous month's 1.3 percent on-year gain, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea.

From a month earlier, the index also increased 0.3 percent in December.

Core inflation, which excludes volatile oil and food prices, grew 1.5 percent compared with last year.

sam@yna.co.kr
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