T7.4 RETAIL PRICE INDEX BY CATEGORY

(same period of last year=100)

Item May ,1999 Jan.-May ,1999
National Average Urban Rural National Average Urban Rural
Retail Price Index 96.5 96.4 96.6 96.8 96.7 97.0
 
Food 94.5 94.1 95.2 95.4 95.1 96.0
--Grain 102.2 101.6 102.8 102.3 101.3 103.4
--Meat,Poultry and Eggs 87.7 86.9 89.0 90.4 90.2 90.7
--Aquatic Products 92.4 93.6 89.8 91.2 91.8 89.9
--Fresh Vegetables 94.9 94.1 96.2 89.0 88.0 90.7
--Catering Trade 99.7 99.4 100.5 99.9 99.7 100.4
Beverage,Tobacco and Liquors 97.4 97.0 98.0 97.3 96.8 98.0
Garments, Footwear and Headgear 97.1 97.0 97.2 97.4 97.3 97.6
Textiles 97.9 98.1 97.6 98.3 98.4 98.2
Chinese and Western Medicines 101.8 102.6 100.5 101.9 102.8 100.6
Cosmetics 99.5 99.8 99.1 99.7 100.1 99.0
Books,Newspapers and Magazines 105.1 105.8 104.2 104.9 105.8 103.8
Cultural and Sports Articles 99.4 99.5 99.1 99.2 99.1 99.4
Daily Use Articles 97.9 97.8 98.0 98.0 97.9 98.2
Household Electric Appliances 94.0 94.1 93.8 94.8 95.1 94.4
Jewellery 95.4 95.8 94.3 93.0 93.1 92.8
Fuels 96.9 97.4 96.1 95.9 96.6 95.0
Building and Decoration Materials 98.5 98.7 98.3 98.0 98.2 97.8
Machinery and Electronic Products 95.5 95.9 94.1 94.8 95.1 94.2
Agricultural Producer Goods 96.3 0.0 96.3 95.6 0.0 95.6



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