Taiwan's consumer price inflation eased in March, data from the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics showed on Thursday.
The consumer price index increased 1.26 percent year-on-year in March, after a 1.4 percent growth in February. Economists had expected the inflation to remain unchanged at 1.4 percent.
Prices for fuels and lubricants grew 17.08 percent yearly in March and those of transportation gained 11.68 percent.
Meanwhile, prices for fruits declined 4.55 percent.
On a month-on-month basis, consumer prices fell 0.59 percent in March.