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Clothing & commodities PPI rise in January
Feb '08
In January, Producers' Price Index (PPI) for manufactured goods up by 6.1 percent from the same month last year; purchasing prices for raw material, fuels and power rose by 8.9 percent.

PPI for means of production increased 6.5 percent over last January. Of the total, PPIs for raw materials industry and manufacturing industry correspondingly up by 8.5 and 3.8 percent; that for means of consumer goods grew 4.6 percent. Of which, clothing and commodities rose 2.2 and 3.0 percent respectively, while that for durable consumer goods dropped 0.6 percent.

In terms of different categories:
PPI for polystyrene dropped 4.9 percent compared with the same month a year ago; that of latex surging 20.7 while that of terylene declining 0.2 percent, year on year.

In addition, wherein the purchasing price for raw materials, chemical materials increased 3.8 percent respectively, year-on-year.

National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS)

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