Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) Wholesale vegetable prices in Taipei surged in August by an average of nearly 70 percent compared with the same month last year, after Taiwan was struck three times by storms, government data showed Wednesday.
Rising food prices pushed Taiwan's consumer inflation in August to its highest in nearly four years as extreme weather disrupted supplies of fruit and vegetables in some parts of the island. According to figures released by Taiwan's statistics...
Taiwan's consumer-price index rose 3.42 percent from a year earlier in August, compared with a 2.46 percent pace in July, the statistics bureau said in Taipei today. Food prices jumped 8.66 percent from a year earlier, the report showed.
Taiwan said on Wednesday that inflation hit a four-year-high of 3.42 per cent in August on the back of soaring food prices after two destructive typhoons. The year-on-year hike in the consumer price index was the biggest since a 4.78 per cent spike...