T7.4 RETAIL PRICE INDEX BY CATEGORY

(same period of last year=100)

Item Jul.,1999 Jan.-Jul.,1999
National Average Urban Rural National Average Urban Rural
Retail Price Index 97.4 97.5 97.2 96.9 96.8 96.9
Food 96.9 97.1 96.6 95.6 95.4 95.9
Grain 94.0 94.2 93.8 100.3 99.6 101.0
Meat,Poultry and Eggs 89.8 89.1 91.0 90.0 89.7 90.5
Aquatic Products 94.2 95.0 92.4 91.9 92.5 90.5
Fresh Vegetables 114.1 114.4 113.7 94.8 94.3 95.8
Catering Trade 99.8 99.7 100.1 99.9 99.7 100.3
Beverage,Tobacco and Liquors 97.3 96.9 97.8 97.3 96.8 97.9
Garments, Footwear and Headgear 96.8 96.7 97.0 97.3 97.2 97.5
Textiles 97.8 98.1 97.4 98.2 98.3 98.0
Chinese and Western Medicines 100.9 101.0 100.8 101.6 102.3 100.6
Cosmetics 99.7 100.0 99.3 99.7 100.0 99.0
Books,Newspapers and Magazines 105.1 105.6 104.3 105.0 105.7 103.9
Cultural and Sports Articles 99.7 100.1 99.0 99.3 99.3 99.3
Daily Use Articles 98.0 98.0 98.0 98.0 97.9 98.1
Household Electric Appliances 93.7 93.7 93.6 94.5 94.8 94.2
Jewellery 94.3 94.7 93.3 93.6 93.8 93.1
Fuels 99.9 100.1 99.6 96.7 97.3 95.9
Building and Decoration Materials 98.8 99.4 98.1 98.2 98.5 97.9
Machinery and Electronic Products 95.3 95.8 93.8 95.0 95.2 94.1
Agricultural Producer Goods 96.0 0.0 96.0 95.7 0.0 95.7



Previous          Return Index          to be continued