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S. Korea's consumer prices up 1.5 pct in July

All Headlines 08:05 August 01, 2018

SEJONG, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's consumer price growth continued to stay above 1 percent in July on a rise of agricultural goods and the service sector, government data showed Wednesday.

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

From a month earlier, the index rose 0.2 percent.

Core inflation, which excludes volatile oil and food prices, grew 1.1 percent on-year.

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