Breakdown of China's Aug CPI

BEIJING, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Following is a breakdown of China's consumer price index for August,
published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday.
(Percent change from a year earlier; base effect and new price rise are in pct points):
Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug
Overall 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.9 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.6 1.8
Urban 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.1 3.0 1.5 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.9
Rural 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.7 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.4 1.5
Food 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.7 2.1 4.4 -0.5 -0.4 -1.1 -0.4 -1.4 -0.2
Pork -4.9 -9.6 -12.8 -16.7 -16.1 -12.0 -7.3 -10.6 -8.3 -9.0 -10.1 -12.4 -13.4
Non-food 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.5 2.0 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3
Consumer goods 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.6 2.5 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.7 1.0
Services 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.8 3.6 2.3 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.1
By category:
Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug
1. Food, tobacco
and alcohol 1.9 1.0 0.8 0.7 1.1 2.0 3.6 0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.4 0.4
2. Clothing 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3
3. Rent, fuel
& utilities 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7
4. Household goods
and services 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3
5. Transport and
communication 2.7 3.0 2.4 1.8 1.1 0.3 1.5 0.2 1.2 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.7
6. Education, culture
and recreation 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.2 3.7 0.9 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.5
7. Healthcare 4.3 4.6 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.7 6.0 6.2 6.6 7.0 7.2 7.6 5.9
8. Other goods
and services 1.2 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.7 1.2 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.4
(Pct change m/m)
Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug
Overall 0.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -1.1 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.4
Urban 0.6 0.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -1.1 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.4
Rural 0.8 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -1.2 1.1 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.6 0.5
Food 2.4 0.1 -0.8 -1.3 -1.9 -4.2 4.4 2.2 1.1 -0.5 0.0 0.5 1.2
Pork 6.5 2.9 1.1 -3.6 -6.6 -8.4 2.0 0.7 1.1 -0.8 -0.1 1.0 1.3
Non-food 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.4 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.2
(China economics team)


First Published: 2018-09-10 03:38:15
Updated 2018-09-10 03:38:16


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