T7.4 RETAIL PRICE INDEX BY CATEGORY

(same period of last year=100)

Item Jun.,1999 Jan.-Jun.,1999
National Average Urban Rural National Average Urban Rural
Retail Price Index 96.6 96.6 96.5 96.8 96.7 96.9
Food 94.9 94.8 95.0 95.4 95.1 95.8
--Grain 96.4 96.7 96.0 101.3 100.5 102.2
--Meat,Poultry and Eggs 88.4 87.7 89.4 90.1 89.8 90.5
--Aquatic Products 92.8 93.4 91.6 91.5 92.1 90.2
--Fresh Vegetables 104.7 105.6 103.3 91.6 90.9 92.8
--Catering Trade 99.5 99.2 100.3 99.9 99.7 100.4
Beverage,Tobacco and Liquo 97.5 97.1 97.9 97.3 96.8 98.0
Garments, Footwear and Headgear 96.9 96.9 97.0 97.4 97.2 97.5
Textiles 98.0 98.3 97.5 98.2 98.4 98.0
Chinese and Western Medicines 100.9 101.2 100.5 101.8 102.5 100.6
Cosmetics 99.6 99.8 99.2 99.7 100.0 99.0
Books,Newspapers and Magazines 105.0 105.7 104.1 105.0 105.8 103.8
Cultural and Sports Articles 99.5 99.8 99.0 99.3 99.2 99.4
Daily Use Articles 97.9 97.8 98.0 98.0 97.9 98.1
Household Electric Appliances 93.9 94.0 93.8 94.7 95.0 94.3
Jewellery 95.8 96.3 94.4 93.5 93.6 93.0
Fuels 97.6 98.3 96.7 96.2 96.9 95.3
Building and Decoration Materials 98.4 98.9 97.9 98.1 98.3 97.9
Machinery and Electronic Products 95.2 95.6 93.9 94.9 95.1 94.2
Agricultural Producer Goods 95.8 0.0 95.8 95.7 0.0 95.7



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