Taiwan's annual inflation rate edged up to 0.43 percent in August of 2019 from a revised 0.38 percent in the previous month, missing market consensus of 0.69 percent. Prices advanced faster for food (2.35 percent vs 1.67 percent in July); miscellaneous goods & services (0.78 percent vs 0.11 percent) and household appliances (0.12 percent vs 0.03 percent) while clothing cost declined at a softer pace (-0.80 percent vs -1.21 percent). On the other hand, prices slowed for housing (0.47 percent vs 0.56 percent in July) and entertainment (0.48 percent vs 1.12 percent) while cost declined for transport & communication (-2.44 percent vs -1.35 percent) and water, electricity & gas supply (-0.93 percent vs 0.01). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.07 percent, following a 0.02 percent decrease in July. Inflation Rate in Taiwan averaged 4.03 percent from 1960 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 61.47 percent in March of 1974 and a record low of -3.09 percent in October of 1970.

Inflation Rate in Taiwan is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Taiwan to stand at 0.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Taiwan Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-05 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY May 0.94% 0.66% 0.85% 0.6%
2019-07-05 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jun 0.86% 0.94% 0.86% 0.8%
2019-08-06 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Jul 0.4% 0.85% 0.81% 0.7%
2019-09-06 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Aug 0.43% 0.38% 0.69% 0.6%
2019-10-05 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Sep 0.43% 0.7%
2019-11-06 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Oct
2019-12-05 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Nov


Taiwan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.43 0.38 61.47 -3.09 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.84 102.88 102.98 10.29 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.72 102.93 103.09 58.64 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.39 0.33 4.95 -1.85 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.80 108.99 119.75 21.56 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 103.19 102.68 124.84 14.49 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 98.02 97.32 139.05 93.50 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 109.38 110.42 132.25 68.98 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.35 1.67 15.86 -7.56 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.44 -3.44 11.85 -13.99 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 103.18 103.19 103.26 62.59 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 102.75 103.97 113.13 83.72 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.07 0.01 14.61 -3.16 percent [+]


Taiwan Inflation Rate

In Taiwan, the consumer price index consists of 7 categories: Food (23.7 percent of the total weight), Housing (22.7 percent), Transportation & communication (15.3 percent), Education & entertainment (14.72 percent), Miscellaneous goods & services (14.67 percent), Clothing (4.6 percent) and Medicines & medical care (4.3 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Taiwan Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Taiwan Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.43 0.38 61.47 -3.09 1960 - 2019 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 53.60 Aug/19
Australia 1.60 Jun/19
Brazil 3.43 Aug/19
Canada 2.00 Jul/19
China 2.80 Aug/19
Euro Area 1.00 Aug/19
France 1.00 Aug/19
Germany 1.40 Aug/19
India 3.21 Aug/19
Indonesia 3.49 Aug/19
Italy 0.40 Aug/19
Japan 0.50 Jul/19
Mexico 3.16 Aug/19
Netherlands 2.80 Aug/19
Russia 4.30 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia -1.30 Jul/19
Singapore 0.40 Jul/19
South Africa 4.00 Jul/19
South Korea 0.00 Aug/19
Spain 0.30 Aug/19
Switzerland 0.30 Aug/19
Turkey 15.01 Aug/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Jul/19
United States 1.70 Aug/19


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