South Korea's consumer prices increased at a slower pace in March, keeping its on-year growth in the 1-percent range for the fifth straight month, a government report showed Monday.
The country's consumer prices index rose 1.3 percent on-year in March, slowing from a 1.4 percent gain in the previous month, according to the report by Statistics Korea. From a month earlier, it dropped 0.2 percent.
The on-year figure represents the fifth straight month since November that the price growth has stayed in the 1-percent range. It is also the slowest growth since 1.2 percent in August.