S. Korea's consumer prices grow 0.8 pct on-year in Sept.

SEJONG, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's consumer prices grew at the slowest pace in 14 years in September, affected by falls in costs of farming products, a government report showed Tuesday.

The country's consumer price index rose 0.8 percent on-year in September, decelerating from a 1.3 percent gain tallied in the previous month, according to the report by Statistics Korea.

The September figure marked the slowest on-year consumer price growth since September 1999 when it also grew 0.8 percent.

The core inflation, which excludes volatile oil and food prices, increased 1.6 percent on-year in September. From a month earlier, it also grew 0.4 percent, the report showed.

<All rights reserved by Yonhap News Agency>