South Korea Consumer Prices Rose 4.1% in May From Year Earlier

South Korea’s consumer prices rose 4.1 percent in May from a year earlier, Statistics Korea said today in Gwacheon, south of Seoul.

The median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey of 11 economists was for a 4.2 percent increase. Prices were unchanged from April.

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