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In Busan, consumer prices rose by 2.5% this year… Oil and agricultural products prices↑

Southeast Regional Statistics Office

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(Busan = Yonhap News) Reporter Jo Jung-ho = The consumer price index in Busan has risen sharply this year due to rising oil prices and rising agricultural product prices.

The Dongnam Statistical Office announced on the 31st that the annual consumer price index for Busan this year was 102.46, up 2.5% from the previous year.

Looking at the annual consumer price index in Busan by year, it was 0.8% in 2015, 1.2% in 2016, 1.8% in 2017, 1.7% in 2018, 0.5% in 2019, and 0.2% in 2020, remaining below 2%.

This year, the fresh food index rose 7.1% and the cost of living also rose 3.0%, leading the inflation.

By item, agricultural products such as peaches (53.0%), pears (49.7%), green onions (42.8%), apples (39.9%), and garlic (27.1%) rose a lot, followed by diesel (17.2%) and gasoline (15.4%). Oil prices also recorded a high rate of increase.

Busan Consumer Price Index by Year
Busan Consumer Price Index by Year

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