Consumer prices edge up in April

Taipei--Taiwan's consumer prices for April rose slightly from a year earlier, with a decline in vegetable and egg prices offsetting the impact of price hikes in other food items as well as higher fuel prices and transportation costs, the government said on Friday.

Citing data, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said the consumer price index (CPI) for April rose 0.12 percent from a year earlier.

Month-on-month, the CPI rose 0.27 percent, while after seasonal adjustments, the index fell 0.02 percent from March, the DGBAS said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel