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Anhui's CPI up 2.8% in September

source:www.cnanhui.org release date:2019/10/18 hits:8

The consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, rose 2.8 percent year-on-year in East China’s Anhui province in September, up by 0.3 percentage point from a month earlier, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.

Food prices climbed 7.8 percent year-on-year, contributing to 2.4 percentage points of the CPI growth. Pork prices surged 70.2 percent.

Non-food prices edged up 0.8 percent. Garment prices rose 2.4 percent. Prices of education, culture and entertainment increased 2.3 percent. Housing and medical prices went up 0.5 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. Prices of transport and communication fell 3.4 percent.

On a monthly basis, the province’s CPI grew 1.0 percent in September. Food prices increased 2.8 percent month-on-month, contributing to 0.9 percentage point of the CPI growth.

The producer price index (PPI), which measures costs for goods at the factory gate, leveled off in September.