T7.4 RETAIL PRICE INDEX BY CATEGORY

(same period of last year=100)

Item Aug.,1999 Jan.-Aug.,1999
National Average Urban Rural National Average Urban Rural
Retail Price Index 97.4 97.5 97.3 97.0 96.9 97.0
 Food 97.0 97.3 96.4 95.8 95.6 96.0
  Grain 92.8 93.1 92.4 99.3 98.8 99.9
  Meat,Poultry and Eggs 92.8 92.4 93.4 90.4 90.1 90.9
  Aquatic Products 95.8 96.7 93.8 92.4 93.0 90.9
  Fresh Vegetables 105.2 106.0 103.9 96.1 95.8 96.8
  Catering Trade 99.3 98.9 100.1 99.8 99.6 100.3
Beverage,Tobacco and Liquors 97.4 97.0 97.8 97.3 96.9 97.9
Garments, Footwear and Headgear 97.1 97.0 97.2 97.3 97.1 97.4
Textiles 97.7 98.0 97.4 98.1 98.3 97.9
Chinese and Western Medicines 100.6 100.5 100.8 101.5 102.1 100.6
Cosmetics 99.7 100.0 99.1 99.7 100.0 99.0
Books,Newspapers and Magazines 104.9 105.4 104.2 105.0 105.7 103.9
Cultural and Sports Articles 99.7 100.1 99.1 99.4 99.4 99.3
Daily Use Articles 97.8 97.8 97.8 98.0 97.9 98.1
Household Electric Appliances 93.2 93.1 93.5 94.4 94.6 94.1
Jewellery 92.3 92.3 92.2 93.4 93.6 93.0
Fuels 103.7 103.6 103.9 97.6 98.1 96.9
Building and Decoration Materials 98.8 99.4 98.2 98.3 98.6 97.9
Machinery and Electronic Products 95.2 95.6 93.7 95.0 95.3 94.1
Agricultural Producer Goods 96.1 0.0 96.1 95.8 0.0 95.8



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