In this April, the national general consumer price level went up 3.8% over last April, of which, that in the urban area rose 3.2%, and that in the rural area rose 4.9%. Compared with this March, the national general consumer price index climbed 0.5%.
Analyzed by category, the consumer goods price showed a year-on-year rise of 4.3%, the price for services rose 2.1%, that of foods increased 10.2%, and that of non-foods rose 0.5%.
¡ª¡ª As for the prices of foods, the price of grain was up 33.9%, that of meat, poultry and its products gained up 18.2%, that of grease rose 26.7%, that of fresh eggs climbed up 23.4%, that of aquatic products went up 13.9%, but the price of fresh vegetables went down 14.9%.
¡ª¡ª The price of clothes and related commodities declined 1.3%, of which, that of garment dropped 1.4%.
¡ª¡ªThe services of home appliances and their repair services went down 1.6%, of which, the price of durable consumer goods went down 3.2%, but that of home services, processing and repair services rose 1.6%.
¡ª¡ªThe price of medical treatment & health care and individual articles fell 0.2%, specifically speaking, the price of west medicines went down 5.3%, that of the traditional Chinese medicines and Chinese prepared medicines declined 1.7%, but the price of medical treatment and health care services rose 6.6%.
¡ª¡ª The price of transport and communications declined 1.6%, of which, the price of transport tools went down 3.5%, but the price of vehicle fuels and parts went up 2.8%, that of transport between cities rose 2.5%, that of communication tools dropped 15.2%, and the that of communication services went down 0.2%.
The price of recreational, educational and cultural articles and services rose 0.9%, of which, the price of tuition, miscellaneous schooling fees and cost of babysitting rose 2.5%, the price of recreation was up 4.4%, that of tourism and going out climbed 1.3%, but the price of cultural and recreational
The price of housing rose 3.8%, specifically speaking, the price of building and upholstering materials rose 4.4%, and the price of water, electricity and fuels went up 4.9%, and that of renting