was found that consumer prices rose significantly last month from last year. Agricultural and livestock prices have risen significantly, and international oil prices have been affected.
Reporter Hwa Kang-yoon delivers.
In April, the consumer price index rose 2.3% from the same month last year.
It is the largest increase in 3 years and 8 months since August 2017.
In particular, the price of green onions rose by 270%, leading to a 13.1% increase in agricultural and fishery products, which are directly linked to the'shopping cart prices', leading to about half of the overall increase.
Compared to last year's early fall of the coronavirus outbreak, international oil prices have risen significantly this year, and petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel also rose 13.4%, the largest since 2017.
In addition to commodity prices, service prices increased by 1.3%, with the price of dining out soaring 1.9%.
[Eoun-sun/Statistics Office, Economic Trends Statistics Reviewer: First of all, international oil prices are rising, followed by economic sentiment and consumer sentiment, and economic sentiment is improving. For the time being, the uptrend is likely to expand and continue.] The
rent for the jeonse rose 1.6% and 0.7% for the monthly rent.
The government expects that AI damage will recover and international oil prices will stabilize, so inflation in the second and fourth quarters will only be temporary.
He also announced that he would take measures to stabilize prices, such as encouraging early shipment of agricultural products and discharging stored resources at a discount so as not to lead to a vicious cycle of rising prices due to concerns that inflation would rise.