In February 2020, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) went up by 5.2 percent year-on-year, with an increase of 4.8 percent in urban and 6.3 percent in rural. The food prices went up by 21.9 percent, and the non-food prices increased by 0.9 percent. The prices of consumer goods went up by 7.9 percent, and that of services grew by 0.6 percent. From January to February, on average, the overall consumer prices were up by 5.3 percent from the same period of the previous year.
In February, national consumer prices rose by 0.8 percent month-on-month. Among them, the prices in urban and rural were up by 0.8 and 0.9 percent respectively; the prices of foodstuff increased by 4.3 percent, that of non-foodstuff decreased by 0.2 percent; and that of consumer goods went up by 1.4 percent, while that of services fell 0.2 percent.
In February, prices of food, tobacco and liquor went up by 16.0 percent year-on-year, affecting nearly 4.84 percentage points increase in the CPI. Of which, livestock meat price up by 87.6 percent, affecting nearly 3.85 percentage points increase in the CPI (price of pork was up by 135.2 percent, affecting nearly 3.19 percentage points increase in the CPI); Fresh vegetable prices jumped by 10.9 percent, affecting the CPI up by 0.33 percentage point; The price of aquatic products rose by 2.8 percent, affecting nearly 0.05 percentage point increase in the CPI; The price of eggs went up by 1.0 percent, affecting the CPI up by about 0.01 percentage point; Grain prices increased by 0.7 percent, affecting CPI up by about 0.01 percentage point; Fresh fruit prices decreased by 5.6 percent, affecting nearly 0.11 percentage point decrease in the CPI.
Prices in the other seven categories were six up and one down year on year. In which, the prices of other goods and services, health care, education, culture and entertainment rose by 4.4, 2.2 and 1.0 percent respectively, and the prices of clothing, housing and daily goods and services rose by 0.5, 0.3 and 0.1 percent, while that of transportation and communications fell 1.6 percent.