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Price of clothes decline in March

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In March, consumer price index rose by 8.3 percent over the same period of the previous year. Of which, urban area and rural area was up by 8.0 percent and 9.0 percent respectively; the price of non-foodstuff, consumable and services expanded 1.8, 10.4 and 1.8 percent respectively. Compared with February, CPI decreased 0.7 percent.

The price of clothing was down by 1.2 percent year-on-year, of which, the price of clothes declined 1.3 percent.

The price of household appliances and maintenance services rose by 2.5 percent year-on-year. Of which, the price of durable consumer goods rose by 1.2 percent, and that of household services and maintenance surging 9.6 percent.

The price of recreational, educational and cultural articles decreased 0.7 percent. Of which, price of tuition and baby-care increased 0.2 percent; that of teaching materials dropped 0.3 percent; that of recreation increased 2.5 percent; that of tourism and outgoing was up by 2.5 percent; and that of consumer durables for recreation dropped 0.7 percent.

From January to March, the general level of accumulated CPI increased 8.0 percent year-on-year.

National Bureau Of Statistics of China (NBS)


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