China's consumer price index rose by 3.4 percent in May


Of which, urban area and rural area was up by 3.1 percent and 3.9 percent respectively; the price of food, non-food, consumable and services expanded 8.3, 1.0, 3.9 and 1.7 percent respectively. Compared with April, CPI increased 0.3 percent.

In May, consumer price index rose by 3.4 percent over the same period of the previous year. Of which, urban area and rural area was up by 3.1 percent and 3.9 percent respectively; the price of food, non-food, consumable and services expanded 8.3, 1.0, 3.9 and 1.7 percent respectively. Compared with April, CPI increased 0.3 percent.

In terms of different categories, the price of foodstuff increased 8.3 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the price of grain was up by 5.9 percent; that of oil or fat, meat, poultry and their products, fresh eggs, aquatic products and flavoring rose by 21.4, 26.5, 37.1, 4.1 and 4.1 percent respectively; while that of fresh vegetables and fresh fruits correspondingly dropped 2.3 and 11.2 percent.

The price of tobacco, liquor and articles jumped by 1.7 percent over the same period of the previous year. Of which, the price of tobacco and liquor rose 0.8 and 3.4 percent respectively. The price of clothing was down by 0.1 percent year-on-year. Of which, the price of garment dropped 0.1 percent.

The price of household facilities, articles, and maintenance services rose by 2.2 percent year-on-year. Of which, the price of durable consumer goods rose by 2.4 percent, and that of household services and manufacturing upkeep surging 6.5 percent.

From January to May, the general level of accumulated CPI increased 2.9 percent year-on-year


National Bureau of Statistics of China
6/18/2007 9:42:48 PM