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No.522 2007.05.31 Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations
Regular survey on necessities: Price of spinach dropped as much as 30.5% in May.

Press Release No. 522, Issued on 31 May. 2007

Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations

Regular survey on necessities:
Price of spinach dropped as much as 30.5% in May.

A regular survey on necessities conducted in May 2005 found that the prices of daily necessities decreased narrowly from one month ago (i.e. a 0.2% decrease from a month ago). Of these, the price of spinach decreased the most, while the prices of radish and sesame oil rose from a month ago.  

The prices of agricultural and stock farm products dropped by 1.4% from a month ago, and the prices of spinach (-14.8%) and melon (-8.6%) were also on the decrease. As an increasing amount of melon hit the market in May, its price has decreased. The prices of industrial products increased by 0.6% from a month ago, and the price of sesame oil (5.6%) rose dramatically.

Goyang City witnessed the highest price rise from a month ago, with an increase of 21.4%, from 1260 won in April 2007 to 1038 won in May 2007. The price of spinach dropped the most, with Chuncheon City seeing its price fall the most from a month ago (30.5%), recording 777 won in May 2007 compared with 1118 won in April 2007.

▶ For inquiries, please contact: Manager Eun-Ji Lee (02-774-4050)

Korea Federation of Housewives Clubs

“Save the earth with 2007 Eco-Housekeeping Book by reducing CO2 emission!!

The Eco-Housekeeping Book campaign that was successfully implemented in 2004 and 2005 will be spread nationwide from June 2007. The campaign that started with aims to prevent global warming by recording the amount of CO2 emitted from the use of electricity, tap water and gas in households and saving energy entered its third year.
will be distributed to 1,500 consumers nationwide, and anyone who wants to reduce CO2 emission is allowed to take part in the campaign. In particular, the 2007 campaign enables each household to set targets for reduction through year-on-year comparison, and as results are reported to the secretariat every month, the campaign will be monitored on an ongoing basis.

It is time to take interest in protecting environment and saving energy and to join the campaign to reduce CO2 emission through the Eco-Housekeeping Book.

Period: June 2007 through October 2007
Participants: 1,500 persons in 15 cities

Subject: Anyone who wants to join the campaign to reduce CO2 emission

Inquiries and contact: Manager Hye-min Lee (02-752-4227)



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