Taiwan's CPI climbs 1.75 pct in July
TAIPEI, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew by 1.75 percent year on year in July, according to the island's statistics agency.
The agency mainly attributed the rise to price increases in cigarettes, fuel, air tickets, gas, eggs, dairy produce and cereal.
Vegetables, fruit, telecom fees and consumer electronics, however, saw price drops compared with a year ago.
The core CPI, which excludes vegetables, fruit and energy, saw a year-on-year rise of 1.5 percent.[ Editor: WPY ]