**Real Income of Urban Residents in the First Half of This Year Rose 8.7%.**

Based on the sample survey to the 50000 urban households in the urban area nationwide, the per capita disposable income of urban residents in the first half of this year was 4815 yuan, a year-on-year rise of 11.9%, deducting the price element, a real rise of 8.7% which was 0.3 percentage point higher over the same period of last year.

Analyzed by income source, in the first half of this year, the per capita salary income of urban households was 3654 yuan, a year-on-year rise of 12.3%.

The per capita net business income of urban households was 248 yuan, up 25.9%.

The per capita property income of urban households was 87 yuan, up 21.3%. Specifically speaking, the income from leasing houses was 44 yuan, up 62.6%; that from share bonus and dividend was 23 yuan, up 8.9%.

The per capita transference income of urban households was 1165 yuan, up 10.1% and accounting for 22.6% of all the household income, of which, the pension and allowance for leaving the job-post and retiring, which took up more than 70% of all the transference income, rose 11.2%.

Analyzed by income range, in the first half of this year, the per capita disposable income in the 10% lowest-income group was 1397 yuan, a year-on-year rise of 145 yuan, or 11.6%; that in the highest-income group was 13322 yuan, a year-on-year rise of 1905 yuan, up 16.7%, thus the ratio of per capita incomes in the highest and lowest income groups was 9.5:1, slightly enlarging compared with 9.1:1 in the same period of last year.

In the first half of this year, the per capita consumption expenditure of urban households was 3484 yuan, up 12.0%, eliminating the price element, a real rise of 8.7% which kept the same pace with the income.

Affected by the low base resulted from the SARS, in the first half of this year, the expenditure of urban and town households in the tourism, services and so on presented the recovering fast growth, at the same time, due to the price rise, the expenditures in foods and transport rose more rapidly.

In the first half of this year, the persons-time per 100 person was 64 persons-time, rising by nearly one time; the expenditure in tourism per 100 persons was 8423 yuan, up by 1.2 times.

The fact that the auto price continued to decline stimulated the desire of buying autos of residents, and drove the expenditure in vehicle fuel gas and parts, transport tools and services climbed dramatically. In the first half of this year, the per capita expenditure in transport and communications was 419 yuan, up 23%. Specifically speaking, the expenditure in transport was 192 yuan, up 44.5%; that in communications was 227 yuan, up 9.2%. In the components of expenditure for transport, that for transport tools and services rose fastest, the per capita expenditures were 69 yuan and 19 yuan, up 93.2% and 48.3% respectively; those for transport fees and fuels were up 20.9% and 38.4% respectively.

To the end of this June, the number of autos per 100 households was 2.04 units, a year-on-year rise of 0.95 unit or 71.4%. The number of mobile phones per 100 households was 107 sets, up 28.1%.

In the first half of this year, the per capita expenditure for foods was 1359 yuan, up 12.7%. Specifically speaking, that for grains and oil was 182 yuan, up 20.0%; that for eating out was 264 yuan, up 27.2%.

The per capita expenditure of urban and town households for services was 905 yuan, up 19.1% which was 7.1 percentage points higher over the living expenditure and 14.7 percentage points higher than the rise of the same period of last year.

The per capita expenditure of urban and town households was 431 yuan, a year-on-year rise of 100 yuan or 30.1%; the per capita loan for house was 90 yuan, a year-on-year rise of 41 yuan or 83.0%.

The group with the lower income showed higher expenditure proportion in foods than the national average level and was influenced by the rise of food price more greatly. In the first half of this year, the per capita consumption expenditure of lowest-income 10% families was 1378 yuan, of which, that for foods was 703 yuan, accounting for 51.0% which was 12 percentage points higher than the national average level. The rise of foods price brought the per capita expenditure in the five necessities of grain, oil, meat, poultry and eggs to rise by 61 yuan over the same period of last year, accounting for over 50% of the rise of per capita expenditure for foods.