• The consumer price index rose 3.1% in February from the same month the year before, compared with a rise of 2.8% in January and a gain of 2.9% tipped in a Reuters poll of economists.
  • On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5%, after rising 0.4% in the previous month. It was the fastest jump since September, according to Statistics Korea.
  • By product, prices of agricultural products climbed 5.7% over the month, leading the index higher, while petroleum products rose 2.5%.