Head­line in­fla­tion at 8-month high

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Con­sumer prices in South Korea posted the high­est in­crease in eight months as veg­etable prices picked up dur­ing the kim­chi-pre­par­ing pe­riod for win­ter, a govern­ment re­port showed on Tues­day. Con­sumer prices gained 1.3 per­cent in Oc­to­ber from a year ear­lier, the high­est since Fe­bru­ary, ac­cord­ing to Sta­tis­tics Korea. Af­ter stay­ing be­low 1 per­cent for four months through Au­gust, the con­sumer price in­fla­tion re­bounded above the 1 per­cent level

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