Consumer Prices Rose Moderately, While Industrial Producer Prices Rose Slightly.

- Apr 17, 2019-

In the first quarter, consumer prices rose by 1.8% year-on-year, an increase of 0.2 percentage points over January-February and a decrease of 0.3 percentage points over the same period last year. Among them, urban rose 1.9%, rural rose 1.8%. In terms of categories, food, tobacco and alcohol prices rose by 2.2%, clothing by 1.8%, housing by 2.1%, household goods and services by 1.3%, transportation and communications by 0.8%, education, culture and entertainment by 2.6%, health care by 2.7%, and other goods and services by 2.1%. Among the food, tobacco and alcohol prices, grain prices rose by 0.5%, pork prices fell by 1.2%, and fresh vegetables prices rose by 6.9%. In March, consumer prices rose by 2.3% year-on-year, an increase of 0.8 percentage points over the previous month, and a decrease of 0.4% year-on-year.

In the first quarter, the factory price of industrial producers in China rose 0.2% year on year, an increase of 0.1 percentage points over January-February and a decrease of 3.5 percentage points over the same period last year. In March, factory prices of industrial producers nationwide rose 0.4% year-on-year, an increase of 0.3 percentage points over the previous month, and a rise of 0.1% annually. In the first quarter, the purchasing prices of industrial producers nationwide rose by 0.1% year-on-year, of which, in March, they rose by 0.2% year-on-year, with a flat ring.

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