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[Monitor] Korea's consumer prices surge 2.2%

By Korea Herald

Published : April 4, 2017 - 16:01

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South Korea’s consumer prices increased 2.2 percent last month, the fastest hike in nearly five years in March on a sharp rise in gas prices, Statistics Korea said Tuesday.

Core inflation, which excludes volatile oil and food prices, increased 1.7 percent compared with last year.