CPI rose 3.8 per cent in October
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 9 (Reporter Chen Weiwei and an Bei) according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on the 9th, the national consumer price (CPI) rose 3.8 percent in October from a year earlier. Among them, pork prices rose 101.3% year-on-year, affecting the CPI rise of about 2.43 percentage points, accounting for nearly 2/3 of the total year-on-year increase in CPI.
In October, prices of the eight major categories of goods and services that make up CPI rose and fell from a year earlier.
For the month, food, tobacco and alcohol prices rose 11.4 per cent from a year earlier, affecting CPI by about 3.37 percentage points. Among food, livestock meat prices rose 66.8%, poultry meat prices rose 17.3%, egg prices rose 12.3%, fresh vegetable prices fell 10.2%, and fresh fruit prices fell 0.3%.
Prices in the other seven categories rose and fell from a year earlier. Among them, the prices of other supplies and services, health care, education, culture and entertainment increased by 5.5%, 2.1% and 1.9%, respectively. Clothing, daily necessities and services, and housing prices rose 1.2%, 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. Transport and communications prices fell 3.5 per cent.
Statistics show that from January to October, consumer prices across the country rose 2.6 percent over the same period last year.
Data released on the same day also showed that in October, factory prices of industrial producers across the country fell 1.6% from a year earlier, up 0.1% from the previous month.