Inflation in Taiwan
Taiwan - Inflation
Inflation softens in May
Consumer prices decreased 0.25% from the previous month in May, contrasting the 0.64% month-on-month increase recorded in April. The fall was mainly driven by lower prices for communication fees, garments and fruits.
Inflation fell to 1.6% in May, from 2.0% in April. Annual average inflation, meanwhile, rose to 1.0% from 0.8% a month earlier.
Core consumer prices, which exclude prices for energy, fruits and vegetables, fell 0.31% on a month-on-month basis in May, again contrasting the 0.47% increase recorded in April. Core inflation slowed to 1.0% in May, from 1.3% in April.
The government expects inflation to average 1.2% in 2018. Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 1.4% in 2018, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2019, the panel sees inflation averaging 1.3%.
Taiwan - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||0.8||1.2||-0.3||1.4||0.6|
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Taiwan Inflation Chart
Source: Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics and Met the why particular calculations.
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June 8, 2018
Merchandise exports grew 14.2% year-on-year in May, picking up pace from the 11.0% growth recorded in April and beating market analysts’ expectations of a 12.0% expansion.
June 6, 2018
Consumer prices decreased 0.25% from the previous month in May, contrasting the 0.64% month-on-month increase recorded in April.
June 1, 2018
The Taiwanese manufacturing sector again lost some momentum in May.
May 23, 2018
Industrial output growth accelerated sharply in April, to 8.5% in annual terms, up from a significantly upwardly revised 5.6% in March (previously reported: +3.1% year-on-year).
May 8, 2018
Consumer prices increased 0.64% from the previous month in April, contrasting the 0.97% month-on-month fall recorded in March.