Consumer prices jumped the most in 3 years and 8 months last month.
In the aftermath of sluggish harvest and avian influenza (AI), prices of agricultural and livestock products rose by double digits.
According to the consumer price trend of the National Statistical Office today (4th), the consumer price index for April was 107.39 (2015 = 100), up 2.3% from the previous year.
This is the highest rate of increase since August 2017 (2.5%).
Commodity prices are up 3.7% from a year ago.
Agricultural and marine products, which are directly connected to the'shopping cart price', rose 13.1%, of which agricultural products rose 17.9%, livestock products 11.3%, and marine products rose 0.6%.
In the aftermath of rising international oil prices, industrial product prices rose 2.3%.
This is because petroleum products (13.4%) recorded the highest growth rate since March 2017 (14.4%).
Electricity, water and gas fell 4.9%, and services rose 1.3% from a year ago.
Rent is up 1.2% from a year ago.
Jeonse and monthly rent increase rates were 1.6% and 0.7%, respectively.
Among these, monthly rent rose the most since October 2014 (0.7%).
The living price index rose 2.8% from the previous year, and the fresh food index jumped 14.6%.