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S. Korea's consumer prices rise 0.1 pct in April

All News 08:00 May 04, 2020

SEJONG, May 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's consumer prices rose 0.1 percent on-year in April, marking the slowest growth in six months as consumers refrained from spending over the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Monday.

The April tally compares with a 1 percent on-year gain in March, according to the data released by Statistics Korea.

The nation's inflation fell 0.6 percent on-month, the data showed.

Core inflation, which excludes agricultural and petroleum products, rose 0.3 percent from a year earlier.

Utility prices gained 0.3 percent on-year last month, while prices of agricultural, livestock and fisheries products climbed 2.9 percent on-year in April, the data showed.

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