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Taiwanese vegetables prices saw largest increase in 21 years

Staff writer |
Due to the adverse weather conditions at the beginning of the year, vegetables became more scarce.

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In February, the consumer price index rose by 2.4% year over year, under which vegetable prices rose by 80.7%, the largest increase in 21 years. The last increase which was higher dates back to August 1983, when prices rose by 83.91%.

Food as a category rose by 8.45%, the largest increase in 42 months. It was mainly driven by vegetables and fruits respectively rising by 80.7% and 14.51%, together they rose by 1.93%.

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