Taiwan’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.35 percent year on year in November, the island’s statistics agency said Tuesday.
Food prices fell 2.68 percent year on year with vegetables and fruit falling by 21.69 percent and 11.94 percent respectively compared with last November.
The fall in food prices was offset by the price rises for dairy, seafood, and meat as well as gas, cigarettes and medical services, according to the agency.
The core CPI, which excludes vegetables, fruit and energy, saw a mild annual rise of 1.3 percent, the highest in ten months and pointing to mild inflation.
The island’s CPI grew 0.57 percent year on year in the first eleven months of this year, while the core CPI gained 0.99 percent year on year during this period, according to the agency.