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Wholesale Price Indices up 10.21% in Jan
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Feb '08
In order to go in line with the up-to-date expenditure patterns of households, economy and production structure, the base was revised once every five years for Consumer, Wholesale, Import, Export Price Indices and Construction Cost Index. The base was shifted to 2006 from 2001 since January 2008.

Consumer Price Indices (CPI):
The CPI in January 2008 was 102.93 (2006=100), down 0.57% from last month, due mainly to sufficient supply of Clothing down 5.10% for stores in promotion period.

Wholesale Price Indices (WPI):
The WPI in January 2008 was 111.38 (2006=100), up 0.81% from last month, due mainly to prices of Crude Petroleum and Machinery and Equipment decreased 1.99% and 1.51% respectively.

The WPI in January 2008 increased 10.21% from the same month of previous year, due mainly to prices of Crude Petroleum, Petroleum & Coal Products and Chemical Material advanced 65.34% and 13.48% individually. Besides, the Import and Export Price Index rose 16.94% and 3.10% separately.

National Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)

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