T7.2 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX BY CATEGORY

(same period of last year=100)

Item Aug.,1999 Jan.-Aug.,1999
National Average Urban Rural National Average Urban Rural
Consumer Price Index 98.7 98.8 98.6 98.3 98.3 98.3
 Food 96.6 96.7 96.5 95.6 95.4 95.9
  Grain 93.1 93.1 93.1 100.1 99.7 100.6
  Meat,Poultry and Related Products 94.1 93.9 94.4 88.8 88.5 89.2
 Eggs 83.6 82.2 85.7 97.3 97.1 97.7
 Aquatic Products 95.2 95.8 94.0 92.0 92.4 91.2
 Fresh Vegetables 104.9 105.2 104.4 95.8 95.2 96.9
 Catering Trade 99.5 99.1 100.3 100.2 100.0 100.6
Clothing 96.9 96.9 97.0 97.2 97.1 97.4
Household Facilities and Articles 97.4 97.3 97.6 97.7 97.6 97.9
Medicines and Medical Care 100.7 100.3 101.0 101.3 101.7 100.9
Traffic and Communication Appliances 94.2 94.1 94.3 94.7 94.8 94.6
Recreational, Educational and Cultural Articles 96.1 95.8 96.5 97.2 97.5 96.8
Residence 103.4 105.0 101.8 101.1 102.9 99.3
Services 108.2 107.8 108.9 108.8 108.5 109.3



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