Sep. 18, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Shanghai
saw its consumer price index (CPI), the major gauge of inflation, increased 2.2% YoY in August this year, according to statistics released by the Shanghai Statistics Bureau.
The CPI growth last month was higher than the 2.1% increase in July.
Last month the city's food prices went up 4.8% YoY, while the prices of tobacco products, alcohol and related products climbed 1.9% from a year earlier.
The prices of household appliances and maintenance services grew 2.2% from a year earlier and the price of clothing rose 2.9% YoY.
In August, Shanghai saw its price of personal and health care products decreased 0.8% YoY, while the price of entertainment and educational services category dropped 0.7% YoY.
There was an increase of 0.7% in the prices of transportation and communications, and an increase of 2.4% in housing costs last month.
In the first eight months, Shanghai's CPI grew 3.2% YoY.