Consumer prices in South Korea increased by 0.5 percent in December after climbing 0.6 percent in November, compared to market expectations of 0.55 percent, as consumption weakened in the last few weeks. Food inflation rose 3.4 percent on an annual basis, compared to a 2.1 percent drop in prices of the non-food component. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rebounded 0.2 percent after falling 0.1 percent in November, slightly above market expectations of a 0.15 percent increase. source: Statistics Korea
Inflation Rate in South Korea averaged 7.06 percent from 1966 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 32.50 percent in October of 1980 and a record low of -0.40 percent in September of 2019. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Korea Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Korea Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.
Inflation Rate in South Korea is expected to be 0.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in South Korea to stand at 1.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Korea Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2021 and 1.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.